Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 302,200
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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1905 $5 MS obverse 1905 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 302,308 coins, this issue is not a rarity, but it is also not a common issue, but rather one of those in-between issues that does not bring much of a premium, but at the same time is elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2015

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1905 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 625 800 1850 4150 7100 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - 615 700 900 2100 4750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2715
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/9/2004 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #10, 14/Lot# 240 $262.20
4/12/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2188, 2188/Lot# 1875 $1,624.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5586 $4,600.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1660 $661.25
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12411 $2,467.50
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131320/Lot# 22281 $611.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 106659 $342.10
9/25/2013 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 27 & 30, & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 3026/Lot# 24034 $1,645.00
4/10/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 3032/Lot# 30913 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150529103783592279001185118017
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419733201449665819217139060
00000045446948650151954363689312741973320144966581921700
0000004584754905085235596981026138924413492520972401053400
1905 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983393894424714845005195325515656158111229158930473948615381861223618542
271311355406451475489506523538555581680950134920753347468368309536143380
00000048950652353855558168095013492075334746836830953600
0000004945125275445605987451089146925613647541875081088600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1973
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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