Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 84,151
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.19 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 C $5 MS obverse 1847 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1847-C half eagle has the largest mintage, at 84,100 coins, of any C-mint five, and it is overall among the most available series issues. Doug Winter points out that in high grades, however, it is seen less often than some of the Charlotte issues from the 1850s.

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Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1847 C $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1100 1400 1950 2800 2800 3500 4400 5350 8000 11750 12500 22500 32500 - 135000 - - - - -
$ 3000 3800 4750 5750 8750 12500 13750 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 251
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/26/2006 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2694 $2,300.00
4/26/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2684, 2684/Lot# 3224 $4,715.00
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1061 $2,106.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1517 $3,910.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4999 $3,593.75
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4588 $3,525.00
12/9/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 87612 $4,400.00
4/27/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2370 $2,200.00
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7012 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1229130914161547190325792862311339344366491052245713710080229411113541450819505267133724838568
1255134414591665212826732945338640784547501453876175740784851005812405161732190730224376880
000000294533864078454750145387617574078485100581240516173219073022400
000000302936604222472851195550663777148948107061345617839243103373600
1847 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1301138414961633200327042997325641054550511154355938736483109736117271495420061274143814439487
1328142115411756223628013083353942534737521956026413767987851039912802166562251230990385910
000000308335394253473752195602641376798785103991280216656225123099000
000000316938224401492453275770688879949260110631387818358249633456700
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