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: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.07 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 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 - - - - -
$ - - 700 750 1100 - - 4100 7500 17500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 983
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/5/2016 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8021
10/5/2016 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8020


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2420 $9,487.50
4/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2357, 2357/Lot# 2519 $3,024.00
5/1/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 6316 $603.75
4/28/2010 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 9744 $403.65
10/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10075 $632.50
5/11/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 189553 $577.50
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15825 $434.75


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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