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: $313.36 (4/20/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1846 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 750 950 2250 2850 4750 14750 29500 - - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 800 1050 2450 3050 5350 16500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6361
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10931


Auction Prices Realized

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1/13/1999 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1123, 1123/Lot# 1919 $211.00
11/20/2001 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21114 #21114, 21114/Lot# 4443 $240.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5400 $3,450.00
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1156/Lot# 9334 $517.50
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


NGC Registry

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