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: $302.08 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/25/2016

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1847 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 725 950 1800 2450 3450 6500 14000 48500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1008
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
6/23/1999 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1178, 1178/Lot# 1989 $606.63
9/12/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 1299 $333.50
9/19/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2420 $9,487.50
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
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9614 $1,527.50
9/9/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(3), 1244/Lot# 14068 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631421165823352727321642905922948533333
1028111511501184121712501282132313821500188424662890357448347110948533330
0000001282132313821500188424662890357448347110948533300
0000001292134314021579210925963053393253788297948533300
1847 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421502174924512857336344726153981233333
1091118212181255128913231356140014621584198325863026373350327373981233330
0000001356140014621584198325863026373350327373981233300
0000001368142114821667221727223194410255938592981233300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 8297
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 4565
Owner: Irxharts
 
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