Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 16,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $397.93 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 O $5 MS obverse 1894 O $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint only struck 16,600 gold half eagles in their final year of operation in 1894. Most of them went directly into circulation, which explains why the majority seen by NGC have been in AU. Uncirculated examples are extremely rare, and top out around MS63.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1894 O $5 MS
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Base $ 425 450 475 530 550 650 740 920 1250 1750 2200 4100 10000 19000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 1400 1900 3000 6000 12000 - - - - -
1894 O $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - 1650 - - 3900 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 355
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1894 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1811126413230731141------347
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Total-----1811126413230741141------348
 -----0%2%3%3%18%38%9%21%3%1%0%------ 
1894 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11141--------8
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Total---------11141--------8
 ---------13%13%13%50%13%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051113111701206127814101531105116441749205124512871383855823333333
1078114411821230132214501531124916791850218425913193441955823333330
0000001531124916791850218425913193441955823333300
0000001531144617141950231827313516500155823333300
1894 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990106611031138120613331450150515581658194923352740367553673333333
1015107811151161124813721468152315911755207824703052423953673333330
0000001468152315911755207824703052423953673333300
0000001487154016251852220626053363480353673333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2740
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2740
Owner: tsevni2
 
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