Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 172,400
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.79 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 $5 MS obverse 1902 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1902 half eagle, with a business-strike mintage of 172,400 pieces, is by no means a rare coin, but is far more elusive than the most common dates of the type (Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, 2006). This is especially true at the Gem level of preservation.

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Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1902 $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 600 625 800 1350 3200 8500 29000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 615 700 900 1800 3900 12250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1506
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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7/8/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0856, 856/Lot# 1202 $305.20
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1405 $287.50
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4216 $1,955.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2163 $1,552.50
2/17/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131309/Lot# 20999 $540.50
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21396 $1,028.13
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216197 $397.00
11/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131549/Lot# 23260 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941958974990102810661073108110951110113811861271130315052009310348177859842800
9479639791003104110681076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001078109011051129117012431292143818412738424668458238842800
1902 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990100510211051108811241131113811521166120612521345137515892302323850048153868600
995101010311063110011261133114311571179122112831355144618272614382760548331868600
0000001133114311571179122112831355144618272614382760548331868600
0000001136114711611193123713141365151820642926441571038508868600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2009
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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