Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 197,990
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $288.66 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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5/28/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 6599 $3,220.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 383 $287.50
1/11/2010 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 444, 450/Lot# 519 $437.00
11/28/2010 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2967, 2967/Lot# 2647 $391.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4214 $6,462.50
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5792 $2,009.25
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175850 $2,263.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS
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1856 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Yevrah
 
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