Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,648,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $283.75 (2/8/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S $5 MS obverse 1901 S $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

A relatively common coin in grades up to an including the MS65 level, the 1901-S is often used to represent the With Motto Liberty Half Eagle as a type coin. In MS66 and MS67, however, the '01-S is rare.

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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 500 585 615 750 1000 2800 5350 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - 600 650 825 1350 3700 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7635
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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2/7/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7742


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11/8/2000 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1375, 1375/Lot# 1613 $379.80
6/1/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3390 $5,175.00
7/7/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29073, 29073/Lot# 24239 $1,552.50
5/31/2010 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 484, 490/Lot# 523 $546.25
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1648 $547.40
3/2/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 171420 $429.00
6/3/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4595 $423.00
3/10/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1351 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527863639556374861116616887
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419323070428062048712130730
00000045446948650151954363689312741932307042806204871200
000000458475490508523559698102613892359335449216845993900
1901 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929193800578384251281619738
1111195356506523538555581680950134920323212446166639888151230
00000035650652353855558168095013492032321244616663988800
0000004285125275445605987451089146924753506512275441135200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1333
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1159
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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