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: $313.36 (4/17/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1855 O $5 MS
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Base $ 650 750 850 1250 2750 2750 4800 5600 6500 11500 21000 - - - - - - - - - -
$ 3050 5300 6100 7500 12750 23500 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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4/27/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6407


Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1996 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8328 $6,600.00
8/13/1999 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7990 $13,225.00
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
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
1/5/2014 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3030/Lot# 23134 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O $5 MS
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1855 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6545
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
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