Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $284.11 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S $5 MS obverse 1893 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While a common date in lower grades, the 1893-S becomes a major condition rarity at the Gem level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/23/2015

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1893 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 500 550 675 700 1200 2250 10500 42000 - - - -
$ - - - 525 565 685 775 1400 3350 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1048
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/10/1997 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #166, 166/Lot# 564 $330.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2058 $2,300.00
12/26/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 119, 124/Lot# 1533 $356.50
5/18/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2530, 2530/Lot# 2663 $291.20
12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 1694 $2,070.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5955 $2,585.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8089 $710.88
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116845 $425.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25529533638443748950251552453254455159778312062754436149787441112761730719549
2683083524014544935065185265365465666599241722328945665799871913286180540
000000506518526536546566659924172232894566579987191328600
0000005105215295405485817211065223838254772662099971529600
1893 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114371112053204665515977831206275443615259802612400193721
11114643711692433684945666599241722328946606181948414724193720
000000169243368494566659924172232894660618194841472400
000000113728141752258172110652238382549597103109421704800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4566
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 924
Owner: tommy44
 
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