Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 84,151
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $444.97 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 8/29/2019

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1847 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 279
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4144433446292842316421-------279
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Total4144433446292842336421-------281
 1%0%1%1%15%12%16%10%10%15%12%2%1%1%0%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971799194121942617294131983474381941574888573460647276849499181386933333
173118462025233527253027329035893932440151705844646876828969112351386933333
000000329035893932440151705844646876828969112351386933300
000000338237044044464454525954687280889443125521386933300
1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16091707184320872495280730573324365739844694551558367014820095881344633333
164217521924222325992890314634353766422149685622622974098663108741344633333
000000314634353766422149685622622974098663108741344633300
000000323535463875445752415729662178059125121601344633300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5836
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 2495
Owner: CoinGuy1859
 
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