Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 611,205
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $444.84 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 $5 MS obverse 1843 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As a date, the 1843 half eagle is the second most common issue of the 1840s. David Akers states that it is only moderately rare in the lower Uncirculated grades. However, at the MS64 level, the coin is very elusive. In The Official Red Book of Auction Records 1994-2003, Jeff Garrett and John Dannreuther were able to find only four offerings of MS64 coins during that ten-year period.

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1843 $5 MS
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Base $ 500 525 535 675 700 715 650 950 1250 1400 2000 4000 9000 24500 37500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 609
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1843 $5 MS
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Base-2-117237248691251651438151181-----609
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Total-2-117237248691251661438161381-----613
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1170120612431278131213451379141014541514179925692857389456847077984733333
1182121812551289132313561389142514741609205626653203449161488000984733333
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0000001400143914941704231227613548508766138924984733300
1843 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1103113811731206123912711303133313751433170724482727373054666820952033333
1115115011841217125012821313134713941524195425413061430959177720952033333
0000001313134713941524195425413061430959177720952033300
0000001323136114141616220126343396488763698620952033300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1707
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 1333
Owner: tommy44
 
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