Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 82,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $324.15 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 863 $8,250.00
9/22/1997 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0982, 982/Lot# 1973 $232.10
4/23/2007 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1599 $862.50
9/17/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3645 $9,200.00
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2901 $9,200.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3381 $21,850.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4898 $29,900.00
1/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12632 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1103117711851239126417902429291040224564522555985713690380229027145822119431284468554841850018
1127117912031247143920032589328042024784534956366109727683571087816786245573647447376489510
000000258932804202478453495636610972768357108781678624557364744737600
000000274936514383500454735674650676498692127301899027920416644789700
1843 O LARGE LETTERS $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1170124712551312133718852549304741954754543558205938716183109341150312178532072479174950551131
1195124912741320151921062715342943814981556358596345754486531123717282252143735348446500470
000000271534294381498155635859634575448653112371728225214373534844600
000000288138124567520856915898675379278997131341953328643426354897500
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 1790
Owner: blake-rock
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1264
Owner: tommy44
 
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