Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 611,205
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 $5 MS obverse 1843 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As a date, the 1843 half eagle is the second most common issue of the 1840s. David Akers states that it is only moderately rare in the lower Uncirculated grades. However, at the MS64 level, the coin is very elusive. In The Official Red Book of Auction Records 1994-2003, Jeff Garrett and John Dannreuther were able to find only four offerings of MS64 coins during that ten-year period.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1843 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 735 1000 2000 2400 4850 10500 21500 44000 - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 790 1100 2200 2650 5250 11400 23500 47500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 466
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/7/2003 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7477 $2,242.50
9/27/2009 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2750, 2750/Lot# 2319 $391.00
8/11/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5938 $1,380.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5071 $473.80
2/3/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9200 $431.25
2/24/2011 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 561, 568/Lot# 7110 $1,495.00
6/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131224/Lot# 24536 $632.50
9/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2064 $517.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091665186521262281244531985224704986061378421162328715160753285
112711791203124712721291130114271731195221772335269638735832756810332162432506539116521660
00000013011427173119522177233526963873583275681033216243250653911600
00000013051546179820392229239029474548644080871205818702289684536100
1843 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841755196322342396256533455435731289101421421753336885274754451
119512491274132013451365137615071824205322882452282540416060784410678167272573140041533150
00000013761507182420532288245228254041606078441067816727257314004100
00000013801631189321432342250830854738668683771244619240297094639400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1447
Owner: kanga
 
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