Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 84,151
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $314.47 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 C $5 MS obverse 1847 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1847-C half eagle has the largest mintage, at 84,100 coins, of any C-mint five, and it is overall among the most available series issues. Doug Winter points out that in high grades, however, it is seen less often than some of the Charlotte issues from the 1850s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1847 C $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 900 1050 1300 1750 2750 2750 3750 4375 5350 7550 10750 13000 21750 33500 65000 125000 - - - - -
$ 2900 4100 4750 5750 8250 11750 14250 23500 36500 70000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 251
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6368


Auction Prices Realized

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4/26/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2684, 2684/Lot# 3224 $4,715.00
6/2/2010 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 1627 $2,012.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7680 $20,700.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6353 $4,493.05
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1519 $1,840.00
6/24/2012 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58389 $731.50
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116669 $3,228.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1229130914161547190325792862311339344366491052245713710080229411113541450819505267133724838568
1255134414591665212826732945338640784547501453876175740784851005812405161732190730224376880
000000294533864078454750145387617574078485100581240516173219073022400
000000302936604222472851195550663777148948107061345617839243103373600
1847 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1301138414961633200327042997325641054550511154355938736483109736117271495420061274143814439487
1328142115411756223628013083353942534737521956026413767987851039912802166562251230990385910
000000308335394253473752195602641376798785103991280216656225123099000
000000316938224401492453275770688879949260110631387818358249633456700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7100
Owner: Summer97
 
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