Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 61,360
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $293.67 (5/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 $5 MS obverse 1891 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Produced in limited numbers (61,413 pieces), the 1891 is scarcer than any of the following P-mint Liberty half eagles with the exception of the lower mintage (59,063 pieces) 1896. Akers notes that the typical extant 1891 grades either XF or AU, an assessment that we fully support.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/22/2015

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1891 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 371
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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6/29/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1062, 1062/Lot# 2050 $200.45
9/24/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 September Long Beach Sale #212, 212/Lot# 6737 $3,910.00
7/27/2002 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 9200 $540.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2350 $5,693.00
1/21/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 1353 $448.50
3/31/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6563 $460.00
8/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8622 $499.38
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 201090 $736.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS
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000000560645723805872982123117832576356650817428110251355300
1891 $5 MS Prooflike
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