Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 939,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.99 (7/23/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 S $5 MS obverse 1902 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

David Akers in his monograph on half eagles notes that 'many Choice and Gem quality specimens are available,' but few of them could aspire to the MS67 grade designation, something attested to by the NGC Census Report data for the issue.

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Price Guide

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1902 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 500 535 585 615 775 1365 3050 6100 23500 75000 - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 950 1750 3400 8250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2590
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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9/10/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 814 $1,100.00
7/1/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1063, 1063/Lot# 1995 $200.45
5/23/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 680 $276.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2164 $483.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1654 $810.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1071 $2,574.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4233 $2,115.00
6/8/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 199339 $358.60
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8657 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941958974990102810661073108110951110113811861271130315052009310348177859842800
9479639791003104110681076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001078109011051129117012431292143818412738424668458238842800
1902 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929223800578384271281919744
1111195356506523538555581680950134920333214446166649891151270
00000035650652353855558168095013492033321444616664989100
0000004285125275445605987451089146924773507512275451135500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 8049
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2009
Owner: ryanrph
 
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