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: $303.75 (5/26/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1905 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 600 625 800 1850 4150 7100 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 615 700 900 2100 4750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2831
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/8/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 2056 $221.55
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9613 $2,449.50
8/9/2004 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #10, 14/Lot# 240 $262.20
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2106 $1,035.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2166 $891.25
12/9/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 83450 $990.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4235 $3,525.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20518 $822.50
9/4/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131637/Lot# 24555 $493.50


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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