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: $306.71 (5/28/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1845 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 625 650 700 825 1350 3600 4400 5450 7600 12250 14500 19500 41000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5900 8500 - - - - - - - - -

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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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8/8/2005 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2076, 2076/Lot# 2193 $2,408.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1576 $14,375.00
4/27/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6486 $2,760.00
7/12/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4859 $2,185.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 118851 $810.36
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5167 $763.75
6/4/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9728 $734.38


NGC Registry

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