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: $319.07 (10/1/2016)
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

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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2631
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8154
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8155
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8158
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8153
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8152


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/24/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 Central States Bullet Sale #201, 201/Lot# 522 $1,375.00
11/2/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1800, 1800/Lot# 1744 $550.00
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
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1071 $2,574.00
9/23/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26581 $998.75
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116786 $421.30
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
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33718 $435.93


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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