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: $263.04 (8/5/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 3/30/2015

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1847 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 725 925 2500 3400 6250 13750 48500 - - - - -
$ 600 - 700 750 1075 2900 3750 7250 17500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 888
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/16/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1115, 1115/Lot# 1893 $211.00
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30456 $8,625.00
1/28/2007 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #67021, 67021/Lot# 24674 $345.00
5/31/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 148, 153/Lot# 5135 $506.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1459 $517.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5873 $1,880.00
2/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 169104 $881.94
5/12/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20753 $387.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091683189021612401275431944273587994851370921217332053441735662
112811801203124712721291130214341752198022412519290135544808708110893162122521333609348320
00000013021434175219802241251929013554480870811089316212252133360900
00000013051558182120712321263630473913534482831230118714292093401300
1847 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841773198922712519288533404454610998121413821809340283526236529
119612501274132013451366137715141845208323542641303737115006734311254166952588234439356840
00000013771514184520832354264130373711500673431125416695258823443900
00000013801643191721772436276331884083555785781269619252299553485100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 8283
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 4565
Owner: Irxharts
 
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