Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 16,600
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 O $5 MS obverse 1894 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Notable as the final Liberty Head half eagle issue coined at the New Orleans Mint. Only 16,600 examples were minted, and Uncirculated specimens comprise just a small portion of the total number of survivors.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1894 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 313
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2006 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2241, 2241/Lot# 2309 $448.00
1/5/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 318, 324/Lot# 1441 $609.50
9/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1159/Lot# 8818 $1,610.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1624 $920.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5018 $881.25
11/29/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10792 $646.25
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14686 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O $5 MS
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Base29834238944550275493310881288140615691668179921243919531478091164917618198892237025073
3123574074645868139841154132714601602171119072722438461459089136381837520716232710
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1894 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2124
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1799
Owner: blake-rock
 
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