Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,920
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $287.84 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $5 MS obverse 1879 $5 MS reverse


  
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1879 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 450 500 515 525 535 565 680 800 1875 4250 11500 26500 - - - -
$ - - 530 545 575 700 900 2250 5700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 684
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/17/1997 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0998, 998/Lot# 2000 $137.15
4/4/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21042, 21042/Lot# 2438 $180.00
2/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 1031 $231.15
5/4/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68052, 68052/Lot# 62931 $431.25
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4473 $8,050.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9747 $388.70
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5515 $920.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 187435 $8,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base237275314360409477532586655699762802829990208734474912673610228157262446127346
249288329376431495550609669720775811882135525403935552079001206018637254220
00000055060966972077581188213552540393555207900120601863700
00000056863268474178882093617212993442361289064138932154900
1879 $5 MS Prooflike
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