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: $315.22 (4/17/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1893 O $5 MS
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Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 665 850 950 1150 2250 6250 13000 38000 - - - - -
$ 500 515 525 700 925 1050 1300 2750 6600 14500 42000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 410
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6517
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11018


Auction Prices Realized

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7/10/1996 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0857, 857/Lot# 1962 $659.38
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1390 $669.30
3/15/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 1997 $5,462.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1616 $8,337.50
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115123 $1,732.50
6/16/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 96782 $1,100.00
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4909 $599.25


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
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1301
Owner: W.K.F.
 
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