Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 11,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $440.37 (6/16/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1855 O $5 MS obverse 1855 O $5 MS reverse
Images Courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

In the summer of 1996, a small hoard of perhaps a dozen pieces came onto the market. These coins were primarily in the XF 45 to AU 53 range, although a few were graded higher than this. The 1855-O is still a very scarce coin and it is a rarity in properly graded About Uncirculated. There are just one or two Uncirculated pieces known (depending on whether or not one grades this example Mint State...) and there are no rumors of any more on the horizon.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1855 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 900 1000 1150 2000 3250 5000 5850 8000 10500 17650 21500 - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1855 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----55861013611---------55
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----55861013611---------55
 ----9%9%15%11%18%24%11%2%2%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16501697179919412585327038943984427148885476674272767672808485138958950710080106791152712424
16661731184621562813347839244080447750845898692074087809822786619141969810280109621182613045
000000392440804477508458986920740878098227866191419698102801096200
000000395441754682528063207098754079478370881093249889104791124400
1855 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1563160917071843246431269415958840954694526464957014740078018219865291889747103311115912035
1578164217522050268552229473958842954884567466687143753479408363883193749942106071145112637
00000094739588429548845674666871437534794083638831937499421060700
000000953095884494507460856841727176678080850890099561101361088300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5264
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4095
Owner: RFL,Jr.
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.