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: $313.48 (10/16/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1904 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 385 395 410 425 435 450 480 530 725 1000 1225 1850 3100 4750 13000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6650 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 286
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/21/1998 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6443 $2,645.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2293 $1,092.50
10/2/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 9851 $345.00
3/11/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 March OnLine Coin Auction #1103 #1103, 1103/Lot# 8007 $1,006.25
10/6/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 289, 295/Lot# 1389 $295.55
11/20/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3175, 3175/Lot# 2808 $603.75
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 178850 $1,332.10
10/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15839 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1076109211081131117012061221124312641358158917491941238134084106628233333
1081109711161144118212111228125012951435164218132088272336414831628233330
0000001228125012951435164218132088272336414831628233300
0000001236125713271512169618772234306638735557628233300
1904 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1013102810441066110311381152117311931284150516581843226832603935604833333
1018103310511078111511431159118012231358155617201985259934854639604833330
0000001159118012231358155617201985259934854639604833300
0000001166118612541431160717812126292937105344604833300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2268
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1505
Owner: WFH71
 
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