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: $317.28 (9/20/2017)
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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1894 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 450 475 500 525 600 675 800 1100 1750 2400 4350 12500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 331
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1950 $975.88
9/9/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 7594 $488.75
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1393 $1,524.90
4/11/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2836, 2836/Lot# 3366 $1,610.00
12/2/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4452 $1,380.00
3/17/2011 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9443 $1,265.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1622 $1,265.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25272 $865.98


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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