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: $367.40 (9/20/2019)
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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Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1893 O $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 425 475 530 635 675 750 875 1100 1450 3250 5500 10000 30000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 468
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1893 O $5 MS
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Base-----556124716338109651421-----467
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Total-----556124716438109671421-----470
 -----1 %1 %1 %3 %10 %35 %8 %23 %14 %3 %0 %0 %----- 
1893 O $5 MS Prooflike
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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/29/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #301, 301/Lot# 2314 $402.50
7/25/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #47, 52/Lot# 809 $770.50
1/14/2008 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2476, 2476/Lot# 1807 $504.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3312 $5,750.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1616 $8,337.50
6/16/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 96782 $1,100.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4908 $907.10
12/19/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3513, 6082/Lot# 22385 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 $5 MS O Prooflike
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Base1051110011151131117012061229124313121472170820512271291342715476872733333
1067110511201144118212141234126613651551182221242485336646736560872733330
0000001234126613651551182221242485336646736560872733300
0000001238128914191629193721982699381850747643872733300
1893 $5 MS O
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Base990103610511066110311381159117312391393161919492161278140955264842833333
1005104110561078111511451164119512901468172920202368321944856319842833330
0000001164119512901468172920202368321944856319842833300
0000001168121713421544183920902574365748747373842833300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2161
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2161
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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