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: $303.49 (5/24/2017)
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

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1894 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 475 500 550 650 800 850 950 1275 1800 2475 4600 11000 - - - - - - -
$ 700 - 875 1050 1400 - 2900 5250 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 330
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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6/11/2017 MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4855


Auction Prices Realized

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5/21/2006 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2206, 2206/Lot# 2133 $2,016.00
1/5/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 318, 324/Lot# 1441 $609.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1623 $1,035.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5059 $1,725.00
12/9/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131251/Lot# 23080 $1,292.50
1/1/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14685 $618.05
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6768 $3,231.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990106611031138120613331450150515581658194923352740367553673333333
1015107811151161124813721468152315911755207824703052423953673333330
0000001468152315911755207824703052423953673333300
0000001487154016251852220626053363480353673333300
1894 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051113111701206127814101531105116441749205124512871383855823333333
1078114411821230132214501531124916791850218425913193441955823333330
0000001531124916791850218425913193441955823333300
0000001531144617141950231827313516500155823333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2740
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1949
Owner: JTO
 
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