Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 40,120
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.52 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 O $5 MS obverse 1840 O $5 MS reverse


  
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1840 O $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 625 685 775 1175 1175 2300 2700 3200 4350 10750 13750 24750 44000 - - - - - - -
$ 1375 2500 3000 3750 5000 12500 16500 28500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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9/6/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4432
9/6/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4431


Auction Prices Realized

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3/16/1996 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1996 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #153, 153/Lot# 6637 $1,760.00
4/23/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1597 $1,437.50
9/27/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3399 $3,450.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4663 $2,990.00
5/30/2010 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2862, 2862/Lot# 2838 $517.50
9/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4298 $3,450.00
2/9/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170722 $750.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11108411381198161920912464356640944732509158257062893814086215333331552115111
13621102115813381776221528313742430648515335623776871065416568254603958152115110
000000221528313742430648515335623776871065416568254603958152115100
000000233931983918451949715580664983121237019050293874584852115100
1840 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114912061269170821972585372542694927529760537324925014523221303414053263111
13831168122714151871232629653906448850505549647679661100717058261334051453263110
000000232629653906448850505549647679661100717058261334051453263100
000000245533454087470751735801690086081276519594301364688853263100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4094
Owner: blake-rock
 
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