Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 10,000
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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1892 O $5 MS obverse 1892 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint only struck 10,000 gold half eagles in 1892. This low mintage and extensive circulation have contributed to the rarity of this date. Most examples tend to be AU, and the top grade seen at NGC is MS62 due to heavy abrasions on most examples.

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1892 O $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/3/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 6287 $6,325.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1688 $4,485.00
1/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3414, 3414/Lot# 2541 $2,000.00
5/26/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131323/Lot# 28354 $3,172.50
10/20/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 145439 $2,873.20
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 116916 $4,637.60
8/5/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3949 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1333139314501558168320092124246426142985356440954403510466163333333
1353141214861600179220472237251427383178374141984637560866163333330
0000002237251427383178374141984637560866163333300
0000002351256428613371391843004870611266163333300
1892 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1410147215311644177421132233258527403124372242714589531168663333333
1431149215691687188721532350263728683323390543774830582968663333330
0000002350263728683323390543774830582968663333300
0000002468268829963523408844835070634868663333300
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