Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 12,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $434.12 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 O $5 MS obverse 1847 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite an original delivery of only 12,000 coins, this O-mint half eagle saw extensive circulation in the years preceding the outbreak of the Civil War. In his book on New Orleans gold coinage, Douglas Winter asserts that the 1847-O is the rarest half eagle to emerge from the Louisiana branch mint. When an example does appear in the numismatic marketplace, it is apt to grade no higher than the median circulated grade tiers.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1847 O $5 MS
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Base $ 1500 2000 2900 5150 8750 11000 13500 15000 22500 - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1847 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--211334459511---------48
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Total--211334459511---------48
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697198522332519353951965367571462577077333333333333
1793206823282859409152535483589565307077333333333333
0000005483589565307077333333333300
0000005598607668047077333333333300
1847 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609188621242401338649925158549560236820333333333333
1701196522162729392150475270567162896820333333333333
0000005270567162896820333333333300
0000005383584765546820333333333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 6820
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 5158
Owner: Antiphon
 
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