1851-O $5 Liberty Head Gold

New Orleans Mint


Select a Grade: Choice About Uncirculated 58 PCGS

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Here’s an opportunity for one lucky collector to own a rare pre-Civil War 1851-O $5 Liberty Head gold piece from the historic New Orleans Mint. Three years after James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of the precious metal in California, this coin was struck in 90% gold.

Only 41,000 $5 gold pieces were minted in New Orleans in 1851. These coins were widely used in commercial transactions in America at the time of issue. And later, many U.S. gold coins were shipped overseas for international financial transactions or melted. Now more than 170 years later, experts estimate only about 125 1851-O $5 gold pieces exist in all grades. And survivors in higher About Uncirculated grades like the one offered here are rare. This sought-after 1851-O issue has been graded Choice About Uncirculated AU58 by our experts and certified by PCGS. It also bears a CAC sticker. To date, PCGS has certified just 10 in this grade. Opportunities like this don’t often come along, and we have just one available. Don’t wait to add this rarity to your collection!