Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 915,981
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $428.65 (7/5/2020)
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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Last Updated: 7/3/2020

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1847 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 525 535 565 645 770 795 870 985 1750 2000 3400 5750 11900 40000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2000 3700 7500 17000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1055
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
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: 6/30/2020 1847 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1312431957411122533217544921161-----1055
------------11--------2
----------2-12-4------9
---------------1------1
Total-1312431957411122533417565221211-----1067
 -0%0%0%2%3%9%7%10%21%31%2%5%5%2%2%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421502174924512857336344726153981233333
1091118212181255128913231356140014621584198325863026373350327373981233330
0000001356140014621584198325863026373350327373981233300
0000001368142114821667221727223194410255938592981233300
1847 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631421165823352727321642905922948533333
1028111511501184121712501282132313821500188424662890357448347110948533330
0000001282132313821500188424662890357448347110948533300
0000001292134314021579210925963053393253788297948533300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 8297
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3216
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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