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: $363.32 (8/19/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1847 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1200 1375 1500 2350 2875 3375 4250 5000 6250 10000 11900 18000 30000 - 91000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 7000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 268
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: 8/13/2019 1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4134413345262840306421-------268
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Total4134413345262840326421-------270
 1 %0 %1 %1 %15 %12 %17 %10 %10 %15 %12 %2 %1 %1 %0 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4070 $8,625.00
5/9/2010 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210053, 210053/Lot# 24107 $1,610.00
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1061 $2,106.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1519 $1,840.00
10/14/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3363, 3363/Lot# 2208 $1,450.00
12/9/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 87612 $4,400.00
4/27/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2370 $2,200.00
6/4/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 5696 $2,232.50
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7012 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971799194121942617294131983474381941574888573460647276849499181386933333
173118462025233527253027329035893932440151705844646876828969112351386933330
000000329035893932440151705844646876828969112351386933300
000000338237044044464454525954687280889443125521386933300
1847 $5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16091707184320872495280730573324365739844694551558367014820095881344633333
164217521924222325992890314634353766422149685622622974098663108741344633330
000000314634353766422149685622622974098663108741344633300
000000323535463875445752415729662178059125121601344633300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5836
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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