Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 172,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $305.71 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 $5 MS obverse 1902 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 172,400 coins, the 1902 $5 gold half eagle from the Philadelphia Mint is by no means a rare coin. However, it is quite a bit rarer in higher grade than normal common-date Liberty half eagles.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1902 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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: 1529
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2006, 2006/Lot# 1846 $742.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6595 $4,025.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2051 $13,800.00
9/23/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26580 $705.00
2/7/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4892 $1,233.75
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 689 $1,400.00
1/19/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165149 $423.50
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216197 $397.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861271130315052009310348177859333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412141282137016732374367458317859330
0000001046106611001119115412141282137016732374367458317859300
0000001049108011051129117012431292143818412738424668457859300
1902 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571345137915892113324750158144333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312861356144917642491383660588144330
0000001110113111671187122312861356144917642491383660588144300
0000001113114611721196124013161368151919382869442671018144300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2009
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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