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: $289.51 (11/27/2014)
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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1894 O $5 MS
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Base $ 450 475 500 550 650 650 800 850 925 1125 1750 2350 4000 10500 - - - - - - -
$ 700 825 875 950 1250 1900 2700 4750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 321
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
11/19/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0999, 999/Lot# 2060 $295.40
6/2/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7825 $5,865.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1393 $1,524.90
7/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 1282 $1,495.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131223/Lot# 23553 $2,012.50
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25272 $865.98
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1759 $701.50
3/11/2013 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 2689 $575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O $5 MS
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Base29834238944550275493310881288140615691668179921243919531478091164917618198892237025073
3123574074645868139841154132714601602171119072722438461459089136381837520716232710
000000984115413271460160217111907272243846145908913638183752071600
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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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