Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 364,600
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $272.28 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 O $5 MS obverse 1844 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1844-O is the most common No Motto half eagle from the New Orleans mint. It becomes scarce in Mint State with two dozen or so known. In MS 63, the 1844-O half eagle is a rare coin.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/27/2015

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1844 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 600 625 675 725 750 875 1075 1875 3250 6000 8800 19500 34500 - - - - - -
$ 775 - 1200 2100 3650 6750 10000 29000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 639
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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9/20/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7929


Auction Prices Realized

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11/1/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1230, 1230/Lot# 1856 $1,107.75
5/28/2008 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 10169 $258.75
7/20/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 394, 400/Lot# 565 $1,725.00
12/3/2009 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1183 $1,404.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5518 $1,437.50
8/28/2011 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 15699 $500.50
2/7/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8510 $675.63
1/26/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1789 $969.38
6/3/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4576 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771223126412791309152117072460283633023567392243165986813985691393320519306664646548017
112711921236126912891379158319582585299133903685405348726703828210357161282390135932469820
00000015831958258529913390368540534872670382821035716128239013593200
00000016452209271031463478380341845429742184251214518323272834119800
1844 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471295133713541384160517992580297034513726409244996219843188731436721096314434751949098
119512631309134213641457166920592710313035423848422750726956857810704166102454536801480450
00000016692059271031303542384842275072695685781070416610245453680100
00000017342319284032903634397043635645769387251253518853279944216000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5986
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2836
Owner: blake-rock
 
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