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: $311.69 (11/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1906 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 495 520 550 675 1000 2650 5300 23500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 575 725 1025 3400 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2948
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 414 $310.50
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7571 $1,150.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3286, 3286/Lot# 1867 $425.00
12/23/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 89436 $674.30
2/22/2013 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4237 $3,877.50
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10573 $350.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 8172 $564.00


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 63
Points: 1450
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1303
Owner: GregLach
 
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