Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 348,735
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 $5 MS obverse 1906 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 350,000 Liberty half eagles in 1906. The NGC census shows the population of this coin in gem drops by over 75% from the choice to gem level. However, there are examples available in MS66 and even in MS67.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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1906 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 625 900 2750 5300 19000 - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 585 610 675 1000 3200 6500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3001
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1906 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------2172619550773115350920353218---3001
--------------3--11---5
-------------148321---19
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Total------21726195507731154516211562410---3025
 ------0 %0 %0 %1 %6 %2 %26 %38 %17 %7 %2 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/10/1999 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1161, 1161/Lot# 2022 $232.10
2/1/2000 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20022, 20022/Lot# 2414 $200.00
11/6/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1888 $385.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2163 $891.25
8/21/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 7632 $506.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7598 $3,484.50
4/1/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8083 $458.25
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7142 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177124312571326137915312113319842398091333
94599910161035106510971110113111671199124812801344143017252475354555238091330
0000001110113111671199124812801344143017252475354555238091300
0000001113114611721221125213031361148019192836389268078091300
1906 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110117311861252130314502009305740647808333
888938955974100310331046106611001131117712081269135216362358339353127808330
0000001046106611001131117712081269135216362358339353127808300
0000001049108011051152118212301286140118232708372865607808300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3057
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1186
Owner: Cheney
 
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