Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 41,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $452.49 (5/18/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1845 O $5 MS obverse 1845 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the mintage for the 1845-O half eagle dropped considerably from the previous year’s production at the New Orleans Mint, circulated examples are relatively common. However, high-grade examples of the date are quite rare. The 1845-O half eagle is very rare in choice Mint State. One of the finest example seen of the date is the Harry W. Bass Jr. coin, which sold for only $21,850 in 1999. Bass had purchased the coin in the 1973 sale of the Gilhousen Collection for $2,000. Another MS63 example sold in 2008 that had been discovered on the wreck oif the SS. New York. The coin was hammered for $43,125 in July of that year.

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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1845 O $5 MS
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Base $ 700 750 775 1000 1650 2600 3800 5200 6250 11500 14750 21500 38000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/18/2021 1845 O $5 MS
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Base---27103591719314841-------147
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Total---271035101719324842-------150
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206137914101472161721132885343137614140478358326240700892413333333
1264138914311520178223703067354138874354513359686496775292413333333
0000003067354138874354513359686496775292413333300
0000003249365140144569548261046752849792413333300
1845 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138130313331393153120092754328136013968459156106007675389293333333
1193131313531439169022572930338837234176493157426256747889293333333
0000002930338837234176493157426256747889293333300
0000003105349438464383527058756504820489293333300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3601
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 2754
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
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