Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 46,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $370.83 (8/25/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 O $5 MS obverse 1854 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1854-O is a relatively obtainable O-mint Five, yet only 115-125 pieces are believed known. A mere 15-17 coins are extant today in the various AU grades, making this a high R.6 coin in that grade range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1854 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 625 675 715 1010 1340 1590 2050 3500 7875 11200 15750 27000 - - - - - - -
$ - - 1675 2500 4800 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 185
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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: 8/20/2019 1854 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----816311727393617-3-------185
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Total----816311727393617-3-------185
 ----4 %9 %17 %9 %15 %21 %19 %1 %4 %-2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1995 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7763 $1,155.00
10/16/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2105, 2105/Lot# 1907 $588.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4676 $2,530.00
5/21/2009 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 376, 382/Lot# 6121 $1,265.00
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120574 $1,155.00
1/5/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3030/Lot# 23131 $1,057.50
4/28/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20629 $3,231.25
1/29/2015 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7828 $763.75
3/3/2016 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1233/Lot# 7714 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $5 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1345137914101472153116711799223323992770353949905832693880913333333
1356138914311492157817141944228825233026402352716201732280913333330
0000001944228825233026402352716201732280913333300
0000002088234426463283450655516569770780913333300
1854 $5 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271130313331393145015831707212422852643338647935610668578083333333
1282131313531412149416241846217824042891385550655968705978083333330
0000001846217824042891385550655968705978083333300
0000001985223125243138432453386327743478083333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3386
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 2124
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
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