1844-O $5 (Special Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS #:
8456
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
1
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 N/A
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 N/A
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 1 N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 / 1
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades N/A
60 or Better N/A
65 or Better N/A

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 SP65BM estimated grade Parmelee-Woodin-King Farouk- Abe Kosoff-Private collector
#1 SP65BM estimated grade
Parmelee-Woodin-King Farouk- Abe Kosoff-Private collector
David Akers: In 1981, I, along with Tom Mulvaney and Harry Bass, Jr., had the opportunity to examine a wonderful collection in Dallas, Texas, which is largely unknown to the numismatic world. One of the most exciting coins in the collection was the unique 1844-O half eagle in proof that is pedigreed to the Parmelee, Woodin, Newcomer and Farouk collections. The quality of the coin was absolutely amazing, equal to any of the finest known proof Liberty Head half eagles of the late 1890's and early 1900's. In my notes on the collection, I wrote simply "1844-O $5, Gem Proof 67. Virtually perfect. Wow!" Tom, Harry and I all agreed that it was one of the greatest coins we had ever seen.