Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 880,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $308.62 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 S $5 MS obverse 1905 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It seems most of the 880,700 coin mintage of the 1905 Liberty half eagle went directly into circulation. This is evidenced by the extremely low population for the coin in the choice and higher levels.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1905 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 500 550 600 900 1500 3400 11000 19000 38000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 950 2000 4400 12500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 972
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/1993 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 585 $220.00
5/5/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Sale #319, 319/Lot# 1955 $402.50
5/17/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25054, 25054/Lot# 11620 $431.25
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2133 $241.50
2/22/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3230, 3230/Lot# 2000 $488.75
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8095 $505.25
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1810 $399.50
5/25/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194956 $365.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511921235131214101531191823813340536771449076333
94599910161035106510971110114112061261134514501660207227014016595977889076330
0000001110114112061261134514501660207227014016595977889076300
0000001113116612211286137714911789222730204691655284329076300
1905 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105111241166123913331450182122683194515868868768333
888938955974100310331046107511381190127013721574197025773849573475138768330
0000001046107511381190127013721574197025773849573475138768300
0000001049110011521215130214111697211928854503631081418768300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3194
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1821
Owner: ryanrph
 
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