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: $306.32 (5/29/2017)
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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1905 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 490 520 575 650 750 1125 1700 3400 10000 20500 39000 - - -
$ - - - - 600 - 800 1275 1975 4250 13250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 963
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2295 $632.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1412 $356.50
6/2/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 8836 $460.00
6/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2881, 2881/Lot# 2253 $437.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131223/Lot# 22642 $460.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8095 $505.25
12/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148300 $341.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105111241166123913331450182122683194515868868768333
888938955974100310331046107511381190127013721574197025773849573475138768330
0000001046107511381190127013721574197025773849573475138768300
0000001049110011521215130214111697211928854503631081418768300
1905 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113786407568299309931092144218953021461763159362140792145633102
1111112646567878086295110261208159322703553518373301093416538253380
0000004656787808629511026120815932270355351837330109341653800
0000005527178048969721059132517442645408557498346125061899700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3194
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1821
Owner: ryanrph
 
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