Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 16,400
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.44 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 O $5 MS obverse 1842 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '42-O is one of the rarest of the New Orleans Half Eagles and in Mint State is one of the rarest of all the Coronet Half Eagles. It is comparable in many ways to the 1842-D Large Date, although fewer '42-Os have been certified in total.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1842 O $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 700 750 800 1650 3850 3850 9500 12850 13500 16000 24500 - - - - - - - - - -
$ 4500 10500 14250 15500 17750 27000 - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 49
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/14/1998 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1015, 1015/Lot# 1922 $685.75
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5486 $2,530.00
3/21/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8185 $646.25
4/24/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5761 $3,055.00
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121703 $2,451.90
1/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6638 $7,637.50
2/3/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4655 $2,471.03


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114502124387247995503584960616357654165457077815313432185062595737039111
1148416742706418150335618591961596418654267227435991215123209892965137039110
00000050335618591961596418654267227435991215123209892965137039100
000000526857335990625864796543689977941167216814234733334537039100
1842 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11115312233404149965722607862966600678967947340844513854190412664337932111
11511176528354359523858406150639766636790697677081024815583215753040637932110
000000523858406150639766636790697677081024815583215753040637932100
000000548059596223649867266792715880761205117312241093416937932100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 6061
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 2124
Owner: blake-rock
 
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