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: $316.72 (9/19/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1905 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 495 520 560 700 1200 3150 6550 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 585 800 1550 4150 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2834
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/6/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #41, 45/Lot# 879 $345.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 653 $356.50
3/17/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9450 $690.00
4/15/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 46975 $605.00
5/6/2013 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 2485 $425.00
3/3/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1233/Lot# 7753 $505.25
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10343 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110117311861252130315052368350644587431333
888938955974100310331046106611001131117712081269137017932747382354497431330
0000001046106611001131117712081269137017932747382354497431300
0000001049108011051152118212301286143820803127414164407431300
1905 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177124312571326137915892486366346467704333
94599910161035106510971110113111671199124812801344144918882878399156657704330
0000001110113111671199124812801344144918882878399156657704300
0000001113114611721221125213031361151921873271431866857704300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2747
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2368
Owner: ryanrph
 
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