Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,981
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $294.39 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 $5 MS obverse 1847 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

No Motto half eagles were not chased by collectors until decades later, and although they were held for their bullion value, such pieces were indifferently stored and spent during hard times. No great effort is required to obtain examples of the 1847 in AU55 or AU58, but Uncirculated pieces are scarce, and the issue becomes rare at the MS64 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1847 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 575 625 675 725 900 1900 2350 3400 6250 13750 48500 - - - - -
$ 600 650 700 750 1000 2100 2550 3750 7250 16500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 871
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2001 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1392, 1392/Lot# 1651 $949.50
1/24/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 5976 $547.40
9/14/2008 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1459 $517.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3852 $8,625.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4225 $4,406.25
1/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3030/Lot# 23101 $2,585.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5279 $1,880.00
5/11/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 189553 $577.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091683189021612322250131544273566591261370721217332053441735662
112711791203124712721291130114331752198022142381271835274737681810653162102521333609348320
00000013011433175219802214238127183527473768181065316210252133360900
00000013051558182120702268244129363900520179721218018713292093401300
1847 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841773198922712438262332994454588994431413521809340283526236529
119512491274132013451365137615131845208323262499284836844932707311007166932588234439356840
00000013761513184520832326249928483684493270731100716693258823443900
00000013801643191721772382256130734069541082581257119251299553485000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7972
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 4565
Owner: Irxharts
 
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