Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 97,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $303.92 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1904 S $5 MS obverse 1904 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1904, the San Francisco Mint struck over five million double eagles. However, this was to the detriment of the mintages of the other denominations. Only 97,000 half eagles were struck that year in San Francisco. making this one of the lower mintages for that mint in the series. Most are found in the AU55-MS62 range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1904 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 435 450 475 500 525 540 610 800 950 1150 1700 3550 5350 14750 - - - - -
$ - - 575 675 875 - - 1900 4000 7900 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 280
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4862


Auction Prices Realized

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9/21/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24094, 24094/Lot# 12938 $1,268.45
10/31/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1955, 1955/Lot# 1968 $418.00
7/17/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6141 $368.00
1/30/2011 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2161 $2,415.00
3/4/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 39379 $479.60
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 178850 $1,332.10
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4321 $2,350.00
10/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15839 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1013102810441066110311381152117311931284150516581843226832603935604833333
1018103310511078111511431159118012231358155617201985259934854639604833330
0000001159118012231358155617201985259934854639604833300
0000001166118612541431160717812126292937105344604833300
1904 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1076109211081131117012061221124312641358158917491941238134084106628233333
1081109711161144118212111228125012951435164218132088272336414831628233330
0000001228125012951435164218132088272336414831628233300
0000001236125713271512169618772234306638735557628233300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2268
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1284
Owner: ryanrph
 
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