Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 58,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $445.18 (12/3/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 O $5 MS obverse 1846 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1846-O is a scarce and very underrated date. It is most often seen in low grades and it is unlikely that more than 20 or so are known in About Uncirculated. In Mint State, this is a very rare issue. We are personally aware of five or six and feel that the total number that exist is probably in the area of seven or eight coins. In Uncirculated, the 1846-O half eagle is much rarer than the 1846-D/D and it is a close rival to the more celebrated--and far more expensive--1846-C.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1846 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1846 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-91243211518232421-------151
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Total--1-91243211518232421-------151
 --1%-6%8%28%14%10%12%15%1%3%1%1%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1278134513791442158918952885334038194157450259276324734033333333
1300135614001491169122253037350039324272497760596663734033333333
0000003037350039324272497760596663734033333300
0000003188365940444387545261927001734033333300
1846 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127113031363150517992754319436573984431957026089707733333333
1228128213231410160321172901334837664096478058316418707733333333
0000002901334837664096478058316418707733333300
0000003047350338754207524159606748707733333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6089
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3984
Owner: Mountain Boys
 
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