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: $313.96 (9/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1854 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 625 675 715 900 1350 1600 2250 3450 8200 11750 15750 27000 - - - - - - -
$ - - 1675 2500 4800 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 181
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/1996 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 0830, 830/Lot# 905 $168.80
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
9/22/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction Session(6)", 1144/Lot# 11330 $402.50
11/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 8859 $1,207.50
6/16/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120569 $744.70
5/12/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20756 $3,290.00
8/2/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(6), 1258/Lot# 8144 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271130313331393145015831707212422852643338647935610668578083333333
1282131313531412149416241846217824042891385550655968705978083333330
0000001846217824042891385550655968705978083333300
0000001985223125243138432453386327743478083333300
1854 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1345137914101472153116711799223323992770353949905832693880913333333
1356138914311492157817141944228825233026402352716201732280913333330
0000001944228825233026402352716201732280913333300
0000002088234426463283450655516569770780913333300
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 2124
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 1062
Owner: tommy44
 
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