Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 13,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $265.36 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O $5 MS obverse 1857 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint half eagles of the 1850s are historic and numismatically significant pieces in their own right. The 1857-O was the last O-mint half eagle minted before the Civil War, the last produced for some 35 years until the 1892-O.

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Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1857 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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7/27/2002 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 9173 $5,750.00
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4800 $40,250.00
11/23/2005 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2122, 2122/Lot# 2430 $3,360.00
6/1/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9343 $1,035.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9425 $4,600.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1555 $718.75
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5502 $1,840.00
2/27/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5294 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111088173028913639436147565264556357476545884914794217133234748864111
11136313022117314038794492492553635624601373131083017100252573785248864110
000000314038794492492553635624601373131083017100252573785248864100
000000338941204624509454635685627980811281219406288024335848864100
1857 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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