Liberty $5 Gold Coin (1839-1908)

Image Courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Image Courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

For its day, the Liberty $5 Gold coin was a coin with a face value that was extremely large. Back in the day, $5 was a lot of money that had a lot of purchasing power. Nowadays, this coin is popular amongst collectors not only because of its gold content and related value, but also due to it no longer being produced. Being that it was produced for nearly 70 years, there are plenty of these coins on the market, but that will only remain true for a short period of time.

The Liberty $5 Gold coin is most often found in poor condition and because of that it becomes especially important for collectors to carefully analyze the coin prior to purchase. With all this being said, these coins are incredibly popular regardless of their condition to most every collector.

 

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What You Will Pay for a Liberty $5 Gold Coin

The price you are going to be asked to pay for a Liberty $5 gold coin is dependent on a variety of different factors. Really, the prices will vary from dealer to dealer, and from coin to coin. What I mean by this is that while one year’s coin may be worth $300, another year’s coin may be worth 3 times that amount. Factors like scarcity, condition of the coin, and how old the coin is all play into the asking price set forth by a dealer.

Generally speaking, you should expect to pay no less than $300 for a $5 Liberty. The value of the gold present in the coin sets a baseline price that ensures even the worst preserved coins will sell for three figures. As the condition of the coins improve, the price you are going to be asked to pay will increase. Of course, you should always comparison shop between a handful of dealers to ensure that you are getting a coin at the best price available.

The Most Sought After Liberty $5 Gold Coins

Like was touched on previously, there are certain versions of the $5 Liberty that are undeniably more sought after than others. Naturally, these special editions will carry the highest price tags and typically tend to exist in the smallest quantities. It is important you do not become confused, however, because there were up to three different editions of the coin produced each and every year. This means while the 1877S $5 Liberty will go for $300-$1,500, the 1877CC cannot be found for prices under $2,000.

These coins may seem expensive and truthfully are exactly that, but if you think about the fact that they are no longer being produced it goes without saying that they will only ever become pricier. For this reason, now is the absolute best time to acquire these coins, but especially those that are already extremely rare. This is what so many collectors are trying to do, but the task of acquiring an extremely rare $5 Liberty is something that is much easier said than done.

The Future Value of Liberty $5 Gold Coins

$5 Liberty gold coins are quite pricy, especially for new collectors, but it is an undeniable fact that they will only ever become more valuable. Whether it be because of the appreciating value of gold, or the diminishing quantity of coins on the market, the value of these coins will rise over time. This is why we continually tell folks that now is the best time to acquire these coins regardless of their condition. Of course, those well-preserved coins will see their prices spike faster than those that have been poorly preserved, but every single one of these coins is likely to appreciate over time.

Liberty $5 Gold Coin

DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
1839 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $600 $1,100
1839 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $3,500 $6,000
1839 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $4,000 $7,000
1840 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $625 $1,100
1840 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $3,500 $6,500
1840 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $3,500 $6,000
1840 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $900 $1,500
1841 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $700 $1,250
1841 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1841 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $4,000
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,000 $3,000
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $15,500 $25,000
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,750
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $3,000 $8,000
1843 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1843 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,250
1843 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1843 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,250 $2,000
1844 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1844 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $3,000 $4,250
1844 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,750
1844 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $600 $850
1845 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1845 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,650 $3,500
1845 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,000 $2,500
1846 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $700
1846 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,750 $4,750
1846 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,750
1846 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,000 $2,900
1847 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1847 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1847 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1847 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $5,000 $8,000
1848 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1848 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1848 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1849 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $700
1849 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,250
1849 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,250
1850 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $1,000
1850 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,350 $3,250
1850 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,500
1851 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1851 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1851 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1851 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,400 $3,250
1852 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $550 $575
1852 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1852 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,700
1853 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1853 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1853 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,700
1854 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $600
1854 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1854 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1854 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $800 $1,500
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $550 $575
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,750
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,600
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $2,000 $4,000
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,750
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,600
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $2,000 $4,000
1855 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,300 $2,500
1856 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $550 $575
1856 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1856 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1856 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,850 $4,250
1856 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $700 $1,250
1857 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $550 $575
1857 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1857 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,600 $3,750
1857 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,700 $3,750
1857 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $800 $1,500
1858 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $750
1858 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1858 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1858 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,600 $5,750
1859 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $775
1859 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1859 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,750
1859 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $3,250 $4,750
1860 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $575 $975
1860 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,750 $4,000
1860 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $3,500 $4,500
1860 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,150 $4,750
1861 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $550 $575
1861 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $6,500 $10,000
1861 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $22,500 $35,000
1861 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $3,500 $6,000
1862 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,500 $5,000
1862 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $4,500 $12,500
1863 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $4,500 $9,500
1863 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $3,750 $9,500
1864 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,000 $5,500
1864 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $30,000 $50,000
1865 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $7,500 $15,000
1865 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,500
1866 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,300 $2,750
1866 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,500 $7,000
1867 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,250 $3,000
1867 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,500 $5,500
1868 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,250 $2,750
1868 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,250 $2,750
1869 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,000 $3,500
1869 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $3,000
1870 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,500 $2,750
1870 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $27,500 $37,500
1870 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,850 $5,500
1871 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,250 $2,500
1871 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $6,500 $12,500
1871 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $900 $2,500
1872 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,350 $2,500
1872 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $6,750 $13,500
1872 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $800 $2,500
1873 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $435 $550
1873 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $11,500 $23,500
1873 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,100 $2,250
1874 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,000 $2,250
1874 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,000 $10,000
1874 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,500 $3,500
1875 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A $125 $100,000 N/A5,000
1875 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $4,500 $13,500
1875 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $2,000 $3,750
1876 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,000 $3,750
1876 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $4,750 $13,500
1876 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $3,500 $7,500
1877 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,800 $3,250
1877 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $3,750 $11,500
1877 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $575 $1,500
1878 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1878 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $10,000 $17,500
1878 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $450
1879 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1879 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1879 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1880 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1880 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $1,350 $2,000
1880 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1881 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1881 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $2,250 $6,500
1881 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1882 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1882 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $1,150 $1,750
1882 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1883 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1883 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $1,450 $3,000
1883 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1884 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1884 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $1,250 $3,250
1884 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1885 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1885 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $425 $435
1885 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1886 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1886 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $425 $435
1886 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1887 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1887 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $425 $435
1887 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1888 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1888 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $425 $435
1888 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1889 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $500 $550
1890 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1890 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $850 $950
1891 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $450 $465
1891 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $850 $950
1892 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1892 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $850 $900
1892 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $875 $1,100
1892 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1893 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1893 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (CC) N/A N/A $850 $1,150
1893 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $450 $550
1893 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1894 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1894 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $450 $550
1894 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1895 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1895 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $450 $475
1896 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1896 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1897 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1897 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1898 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1898 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1899 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1899 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1900 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1900 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1901 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1901 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1902 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1902 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1903 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1903 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1904 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1904 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1905 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1905 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1906 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1906 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $425 $435
1906 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $435
1907 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
1907 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $425 $435
1908 Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $435
Source: Red Book