Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 82,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $439.45 (7/28/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS obverse 1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: According to the auction records, the 1843-O, Large Letters issue is somewhat more common than the 1843-O, Small Letters variety. The issue is usually seen in various grades from Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Many examples are damaged or harshly cleaned. The 1843-O, Large Letters half eagle is quit scarce in grades of About Uncirculated or better. A handful of Mint State coins are known, with the finest grading MS-65. One of the best examples of the date the authors have seen was sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1991 to Ed Milas for his set of No Motto half eagles. The issue is sometimes seen with prooflike surfaces. An NGC MS64 example sold in October, 2011 for $29,900.

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 525 535 585 700 1500 2100 3250 3450 6500 12000 13000 20000 30000 39000 85000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11-1151220791724522161-----124
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---------------1------1
--------------13------4
Total11-11512207917245232101-----130
 1%1%-1%12%9%15%5%7%13%18%4%2%2%2%8%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1205124312571326147222332582264832703363447257835973707782479076119061258313288140211505716148
12181248128013751726234926042855330137334909584663417467852310019121321281813532143661542116955
000000260428553301373349095846634174678523100191213212818135321436600
000000262630633332410253465910670978578800109631235713053137771471200
1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1137117311861252139321242461252531263216429055635747682079608768115291219012878135951460815675
1149117712081299163722362482272531563574471456246105720082299688117491241913117139331496416459
00000024822725315635744714562461057200822996881174912419131171393300
000000250429263186393251395686646275808499106091197012649133561427000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3216
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 2124
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
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