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: $306.71 (5/28/2017)
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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1846 O $5 MS
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Base $ 600 625 675 800 1100 3400 4550 5500 6600 12750 15000 22000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 6000 8800 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Grade
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Price
1/8/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4760 $7,475.00
1/3/2006 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5159 $3,737.50
2/10/2008 NGC AU 53   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2381 $3,450.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9392 $2,587.50
3/21/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8186 $1,086.88
8/19/2013 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3444, 3444/Lot# 2202 $499.38
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 290 $850.00
5/11/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 181848 $979.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127113031363150517992754319436573984431957026089707733333333
1228128213231410160321172901334837664096478058316418707733333330
0000002901334837664096478058316418707733333300
0000003047350338754207524159606748707733333300
1846 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1278134513791442158918952885334038194157450259276324734033333333
1300135614001491169122253037350039324272497760596663734033333330
0000003037350039324272497760596663734033333300
0000003188365940444387545261927001734033333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6089
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3984
Owner: Mountain Boys
 
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