1886-S 5 Dollar Gold Liberty NGC MS61 w/Motto

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1886-S $5 Gold Liberty NGC61

This uncirculated $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle was minted at the fabled San Francisco Mint. It grades Mint State-61 (MS61) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

The $5 gold piece was a substantial amount of money in 1886. It took only two of them to buy a whole barrel of flour! That's part of the reason why of the over 3 million coins struck at San Francisco that year so few have survived in true uncirculated condition. Folks couldn't afford to save them; they had to spend them to survive.

When NGC certifies a coin like this 1886-S Gold liberty, it carefully determines the coin's authenticity, and then assigns it a numeric grade. MS61 is a coin that shows no evidence of wear, has original mint luster, and displays a minimum number of distracting marks.

Gold was still flowing from mines in California to the mint in San Francisco in 1886, and it's likely this coin was struck from 'California Gold Rush Gold.' Add it to your collection today!

Year of Issue 1886
Country United States
Composition Gold
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade MS61
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S
Coin Weight 8.39 Grams - g
Dimensions 21.6mm
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