Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 395,942
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.75 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 $5 MS obverse 1846 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1846 half eagle is relatively scarce in all grades and quite rare in Mint State. The 1846 half eagle is a delight for the student of varieties and die states. Two major varieties have been identified, Large Date and Small Date.

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1846 $5 MS
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Base $ 500 525 550 575 600 600 650 700 735 950 2050 2450 5750 14750 25000 - - - - - -
$ 625 675 725 775 1075 2200 2900 6500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 104
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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2/3/1995 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Bullet Sale #129, 129/Lot# 729 $330.00
5/23/2004 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1886, 1886/Lot# 1672 $770.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1512 $2,415.00
2/28/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7509 $431.25
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121715 $545.61
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 8674 $499.38
3/21/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10617 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11115275637969901542182121692368258532815104849013303210533361854119877551
111176539640860117416351937223524402817388862321009415886252414045165331877550
00000086011741635193722352440281738886232100941588625241404516533100
00000092513581728205323012512304944967361116981846929429472857654300
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