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: $312.24 (10/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1902 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 490 500 560 650 1000 2750 5250 23000 69000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 585 675 1200 2850 7000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2650
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
2/4/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1948 $274.30
5/23/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 680 $276.00
3/17/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9447 $517.50
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
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 116787 $638.11
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3387 $5,287.50
9/9/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13769 $1,762.50
4/23/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131718/Lot# 22203 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921993101010271051109211081115116211771206125713451366156121263174435075261141333
945999101610351065109711101131116711871223128613521431174924753566540988221141330
00000011101131116711871223128613521431174924753566540988221141300
000000111311461172119612401316135914961938282539586467101171141300
1902 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865933949966990102810441051109511101138118612521290147720213033417272581104733
8889389559741003103310461066110011191154120812651352165823583413520185211104730
00000010461066110011191154120812651352165823583413520185211104700
00000010491080110511291170123012771415184026963792622997841104700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2021
Owner: ryanrph
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1477
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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