Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 302,200
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.00 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 $5 MS obverse 1905 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1905 Liberty half eagle does not have a very high mintage with only 302,200 coins struck. However, the mintage is not low enough to warrant a large premium. Therefore, this issue is difficult to locate, but can usually be acquired for little premium.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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1905 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 600 625 650 950 2750 4750 24000 35000 - -
$ - - - - 540 560 610 635 800 1550 3250 5750 27500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2864
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1905 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1-319155426751111517281381741--2864
-----------------2----2
-------------245111---14
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Total------1-319155426751113521286392051--2880
 ------0 %-0 %1 %5 %1 %23 %39 %18 %10 %1 %1 %0 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/7/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #228, 228/Lot# 467 $253.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2105 $27,025.00
9/15/2008 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2585, 2585/Lot# 2187 $1,512.00
12/9/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 89356 $759.00
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 849 $525.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20518 $822.50
8/21/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131635/Lot# 29665 $376.00
9/9/2016 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(3), 1244/Lot# 14113 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177124312571326137915892486366346467704333
94599910161035106510971110113111671199124812801344144918882878399156657704330
0000001110113111671199124812801344144918882878399156657704300
0000001113114611721221125213031361151921873271431866857704300
1905 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110117311861252130315052368350644587431333
888938955974100310331046106611001131117712081269137017932747382354497431330
0000001046106611001131117712081269137017932747382354497431300
0000001049108011051152118212301286143820803127414164407431300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3506
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2747
Owner: Lucky One
 
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