Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 13,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $442.71 (1/16/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 O $5 MS obverse 1857 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1857-O half eagle is the last New Orleans issue of the No Motto type, and it is the last half eagle from the mint until 1892. As the very low mintage would suggest, the 1857-O half eagles seen, most are well worn, and some exhibit Prooflike surfaces. This is never a great surprise for a low-mintage issue. The 1857-O half eagle is exceedingly rare in Mint State. Just one or two examples have been offered at auction in the last decade. The finest known by far, being graded as MS 63. The coin sold for $40,250 in 2003.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1857 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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: 1/12/2021 1857 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--1312131211189-3---------83
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Total1--1312131211189-3---------83
 1%--1%4%14%16%14%13%22%11%-4%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15891644169717991985258533863875427145755137704275268247108673333333
16071662173118612185285235494007437247625772720377669120108673333333
00000035494007437247625772720377669120108673333300
00000037124139447449506407736580079994108673333300
1857 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051558160917071886246432383712409543894935678772587960105153333333
15231575164217672079272233963840419345715552694474928812105153333333
00000033963840419345715552694474928812105153333300
00000035543967429147536170710177269663105153333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4389
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4389
Owner: RFL,Jr.
 
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