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: $311.18 (10/18/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1845 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/28/1998 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1100, 1100/Lot# 1955 $501.13
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2380 $6,037.50
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121708 $1,217.70
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5167 $763.75
1/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6649 $3,818.75
9/9/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(3), 1244/Lot# 14066 $18,800.00
9/9/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13668 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 $5 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206137914101472161721132885343137614140478358326240700892413333333
1264138914311520178223703067354138874354513359686496775292413333330
0000003067354138874354513359686496775292413333300
0000003249365140144569548261046752849792413333300
1845 $5 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138130313331393153120092754328136013968459156106007675389293333333
1193131313531439169022572930338837234176493157426256747889293333330
0000002930338837234176493157426256747889293333300
0000003105349438464383527058756504820489293333300
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2754
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1005
Owner: tommy44
 
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