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: $304.19 (6/25/2017)
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.

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





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1847 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 43
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
8/13/1999 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7984 $5,750.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 873 $7,762.50
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6889 $8,050.00
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5523 $7,475.00
6/5/2013 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5707 $4,406.25
9/25/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6773 $10,575.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6037 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609188621242401338649925158549560236820333333333333
1701196522162729392150475270567162896820333333333330
0000005270567162896820333333333300
0000005383584765546820333333333300
1847 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697198522332519353951965367571462577077333333333333
1793206823282859409152535483589565307077333333333330
0000005483589565307077333333333300
0000005598607668047077333333333300
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