Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 11,100
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 O $5 MS obverse 1855 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the summer of 1996, a small hoard of perhaps a dozen pieces came onto the market. These coins were primarily in the XF 45 to AU 53 range, although a few were graded higher than this. The 1855-O is still a very scarce coin and it is a rarity in properly graded About Uncirculated. There are just one or two Uncirculated pieces known (depending on whether or not one grades this example Mint State...) and there are no rumors of any more on the horizon.

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1855 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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8/7/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7649 $7,015.00
7/16/2001 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1460, 1460/Lot# 1919 $1,424.25
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2026 $16,675.00
9/6/2004 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1633 $1,897.50
8/11/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5536 $2,530.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9421 $5,175.00
12/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 5030 $2,937.50
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6678 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O $5 MS
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1113561431246332824021480253295853624185591513524407396425340511110
00000032824021480253295853624185591513524407396425340511100
000000349743304964553259716393105731768328584465235340511100
1855 O $5 MS Prooflike
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