Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 421,874
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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1908 LIBERTY $5 MS obverse 1908 LIBERTY $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1908 was the last year for the Liberty half eagle design and the first for the Indian. Philadelphia struck some 421,874 coins this year. Many were saved as they were well made and a last year of issue. Due to this, they are available in all grades up to and including gem and even MS66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1908 LIBERTY $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 585 615 750 1100 3300 5050 23500 66000 - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 800 1450 3750 7300 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6498
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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6/11/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 8029
6/11/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 8031


Auction Prices Realized

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4/2/1993 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 612 $308.00
11/2/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1800, 1800/Lot# 1748 $550.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1721 $310.50
2/11/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 221, 227/Lot# 4123 $1,150.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5545 $2,012.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10812 $705.00
2/23/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 166359 $430.10
9/18/2016 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131639/Lot# 28337 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 LIBERTY $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865933949966990102810441051109511101173118612521290145017993149383472581057133
8889389559741003103310461066110011311177120812651343156622493377497583621057130
00000010461066110011311177120812651343156622493377497583621057100
00000010491080110511521182123012771397168326993606611794671057100
1908 LIBERTY $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921993101010271051109211081115116211771243125713261366153118953294400275261092533
945999101610351065109711101131116711991248128013391421165223613530517786591092530
00000011101131116711991248128013391421165223613530517786591092500
00000011131146117212211252130313531476177428283766635197921092500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3149
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1799
Owner: Lucky One
 
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