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: $314.06 (9/20/2017)
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
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Base $ 400 415 430 450 475 625 675 775 910 1175 1450 2675 5950 10000 22000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 950 - - 3050 6700 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 457
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
7/30/1994 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 7470 $935.00
3/2/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24032, 24032/Lot# 13764 $854.45
11/21/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1964, 1964/Lot# 1883 $467.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1390 $669.30
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
8/30/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4908 $907.10
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3854 $4,420.35


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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