Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 58,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.34 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O $5 MS obverse 1846 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1846-O is a scarce and very underrated date. It is most often seen in low grades and it is unlikely that more than 20 or so are known in About Uncirculated. In Mint State, this is a very rare issue. We are personally aware of five or six and feel that the total number that exist is probably in the area of seven or eight coins. In Uncirculated, the 1846-O half eagle is much rarer than the 1846-D/D and it is a close rival to the more celebrated--and far more expensive--1846-C.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1846 O $5 MS
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Base $ 600 625 675 800 1300 1300 3400 4400 5500 7000 12250 13500 22000 - - - - - - - -
$ 1550 3750 4700 6000 7750 13250 15750 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
7/31/1993 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 7352 $15,400.00
5/4/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1046, 1046/Lot# 2075 $5,275.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1662 $7,475.00
1/29/2012 NGC   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1516 $776.25
1/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6654 $9,400.00
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 290 $850.00
5/11/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 181848 $979.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O $5 MS
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Base10411111118512391264195328053410402543674813507855036982736712286180932703940968423824383345320
1064113512031247149322373006361541394515490152195996711090061422121075316824143942865443280
000000300636154139451549015219599671109006142212107531682414394286500
0000003208382042534664498953616489723810646161572405736325419104334900
1846 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Base11041178125513121337205529383564419845515011528457227243763812681186192774641929433684484346356
1128120312741320157623493146377543154704510254306229737493191466021661324734240843859453470
000000314637754315470451025430622973749319146602166132473424084385900
0000003355398644334857519355766736750611000166392470337201428884435100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5503
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4367
Owner: Mountain Boys
 
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