Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 110,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $304.38 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 O $5 MS obverse 1893 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint struck 110,000 gold half eagles in 1893. This was a relatively large mintage for New Orleans eagles, and this is one of the more commonly encountered O-Mint eagles. However, this issue is rare in mint state, especially at the choice and gem level.

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1893 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 430 440 450 475 500 525 575 700 910 1275 1550 2550 5850 10500 35000 - - - - -
$ - - 585 775 1050 - 1675 3250 7000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 453
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4854


Auction Prices Realized

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1/4/1995 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1995 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #128, 128/Lot# 530 $825.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1390 $669.30
10/21/2007 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 2256 $1,400.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1294 $863.00
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115123 $1,732.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6788 $4,993.75
11/6/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3992 $4,112.50
12/19/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22385 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990103610511066110311381159117312391393161919492161278140955264842833333
1005104110561078111511451164119512901468172920202368321944856319842833330
0000001164119512901468172920202368321944856319842833300
0000001168121713421544183920902574365748747373842833300
1893 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051110011151131117012061229124313121472170820512271291342715476872733333
1067110511201144118212141234126613651551182221242485336646736560872733330
0000001234126613651551182221242485336646736560872733300
0000001238128914191629193721982699381850747643872733300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2161
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 587
Owner: tommy44
 
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