Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 939,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $302.76 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 S $5 MS obverse 1902 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although this coin only had a mintage of 939,000 pieces, it is still quite obtainable today. However, the price does rise substantially in the gem level, as these coins tended to circulate a bit before they were saved.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1902 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 585 615 775 1365 3050 6100 23500 75000 - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 950 1750 3400 8250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2641
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/23/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 680 $276.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2094 $1,035.00
7/17/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 9214 $253.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10647 $1,092.50
3/18/2012 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 2804 $517.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1071 $2,574.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116731 $413.60
4/27/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8872 $616.88
10/31/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8129 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865933949966990102810441051109511101138118612521290147720213033417272581104733
8889389559741003103310461066110011191154120812651352165823583413520185211104730
00000010461066110011191154120812651352165823583413520185211104700
00000010491080110511291170123012771415184026963792622997841104700
1902 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929223800578384271281919744
1111195356506523538555581680950134920333214446166649891151270
00000035650652353855558168095013492033321444616664989100
0000004285125275445605987451089146924773507512275451135500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 8521
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2021
Owner: ryanrph
 
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