Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 110,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.83 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 O $5 MS obverse 1893 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1893-O is one of the more commonly encountered O-mint Half Eagles. However, it is rarely encountered in MS63 and higher grades.

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1893 O $5 MS
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Base $ 430 440 450 475 500 500 525 575 700 850 1200 1450 2375 5800 10500 35000 - - - - -
$ 510 535 585 775 950 1300 1550 2750 6500 12500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 907 $288.20
7/25/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #47, 52/Lot# 809 $770.50
10/21/2007 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 2256 $1,400.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1489 $948.75
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6959 $5,462.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7579 $1,437.50
3/30/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 162289 $1,100.00
7/11/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7025 $434.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 O $5 MS
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Base3233694204775396848299581097118213011375155823023730536768201091516512253023923443307
3383864394975877328721004112512211325143618062778427558518185127801944229946405910
000000872100411251221132514361806277842755851818512780194422994600
000000915105011531261135014972054325448216335955014646223723459000
1893 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1558
Owner: blake-rock
 
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