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: $289.00 (12/29/2014)
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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1/12/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7066


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7/4/2004 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1904, 1904/Lot# 1611 $286.00
12/8/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9821 $546.25
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
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12952 $514.65
9/29/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 141048 $899.80
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15824 $564.00


NGC Registry

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