Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 13,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.11 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O $5 MS obverse 1857 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint half eagles of the 1850s are historic and numismatically significant pieces in their own right. The 1857-O was the last O-mint half eagle minted before the Civil War, the last produced for some 35 years until the 1892-O.

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1857 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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2/21/1996 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 855 $844.00
4/26/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2738 $4,600.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1469 $4,600.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5115 $48,875.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9426 $3,450.00
1/29/2012 NGC   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1555 $718.75
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6689 $5,912.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O $5 MS
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11136313022117314038794492492553635624601373131083017100252573785248864110
000000314038794492492553635624601373131083017100252573785248864100
000000338941204624509454635685627980811281219406288024335848864100
1857 O $5 MS Prooflike
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