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: $306.22 (5/26/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1847 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1000 1150 1450 2050 2600 3700 4550 5500 8000 11750 13500 21500 32500 - 135000 - - - - -
$ - - 4850 6000 8750 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 261
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/2009 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2677, 2677/Lot# 1956 $805.00
12/16/2011 PCGS XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1061 $2,106.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1517 $3,910.00
6/24/2012 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58389 $731.50
2/27/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5280 $1,892.93
4/27/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2370 $2,200.00
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7012 $1,351.25
10/29/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1225/Lot# 5118 $3,525.00
4/4/2017 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1253/Lot# 16701 $1,086.88


NGC Registry

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