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: $291.37 (4/19/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1894 O $5 MS
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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
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1393 $1,524.90
5/4/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68052, 68052/Lot# 62934 $747.50
12/4/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 2049 $1,150.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1622 $1,265.00
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
3/11/2013 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 2689 $575.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9593 $734.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O $5 MS
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Base29834238944550275493310881288140615691668179921243919531478091164917618198892237025073
3123574074645868139841154132714601602171119072722438461459089136381837520716232710
000000984115413271460160217111907272243846145908913638183752071600
00000010361221136615141635175520153320484969771036915628191322154300
1894 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1799
Owner: blake-rock
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1569
Owner: JTO
 
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