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: $309.80 (10/23/2017)
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.

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1846 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/17/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0928, 928/Lot# 1740 $3,270.50
5/28/2005 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65061, 65061/Lot# 23640 $1,204.05
5/8/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 86, 91/Lot# 1201 $1,104.00
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
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1516 $776.25
12/5/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9550 $646.25
5/11/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 181848 $979.00
11/14/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7435 $1,292.50
9/7/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1259/Lot# 4875 $3,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $5 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1278134513791442158918952885334038194157450259276324734033333333
1300135614001491169122253037350039324272497760596663734033333330
0000003037350039324272497760596663734033333300
0000003188365940444387545261927001734033333300
1846 $5 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127113031363150517992754319436573984431957026089707733333333
1228128213231410160321172901334837664096478058316418707733333330
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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