Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,405,500
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $288.30 (2/8/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 $5 MS obverse 1900 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1900 Liberty half eagle is popular as the first date of the millennium, from a large mintage of 1.4 million pieces. The date is not difficult to locate in Mint State but, to quote Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, 'Any U.S. gold coin in superb condition is very rare.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2015

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1900 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 500 585 615 750 1050 2875 6500 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - 600 650 850 1250 3375 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16068
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Grade
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11/29/1999 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1241, 1241/Lot# 1950 $179.35
12/19/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas On Line Session #399, 399/Lot# 8303 $805.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1524 $517.50
12/16/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1065 $2,106.00
3/11/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 40606 $467.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25280 $921.15
8/5/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8648 $499.38
9/28/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 823, 832/Lot# 822 $427.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6502 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527893639477269481027315411
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419333072401654978056119850
00000045446948650151954363689312741933307240165497805600
000000458475490508523559698102613892361335543946222916400
1900 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983393894424714845005195325515656158111229158929223800496872071061915878
271311355406451475489506523538555581680950134920333214418957148344123720
00000048950652353855558168095013492033321441895714834400
000000494512527544560598745108914692477350745786460948100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4016
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1505
Owner: darktone
 
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