||1844-O $5 MS63 NGC. CAC. Variety 3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Although the mintage is large by New Orleans standards -- 364,600 pieces produced -- this O-Mint issue is rare in Select Uncirculated condition or finer. Just seven pieces are graded numerically finer than this coin by PCGS and NGC combined (8/14). Splendid medium-gold color shows cartwheel mint luster and surprisingly few marks for the assigned grade. A bold strike delivers full details on the motifs, where the only loss of detail is apparently the result of die lapping on the reverse. An exceptionally sharp, Mint State coin with far above-average eye appeal. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $11162.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.