Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 84,151
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.66 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 257
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
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
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3230 $11,500.00
4/26/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2684, 2684/Lot# 3224 $4,715.00
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# 1518 $2,300.00
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116669 $3,228.50
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5281 $1,645.00
4/27/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2370 $2,200.00
2/6/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2528 $3,965.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base160917071843208724952807305733243934436649105515583671008200941113446145080000
1642175219242223259928903146352740784547511256226257746786041075613800145080000
0000003146352740784547511256226257746786041075613800145080000
0000003235373142224729531357296679783390071210114154145080000
1847 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1301138414961633200327042997325641054550511154355938736483109736117271495420061274143814439487
1328142115411756223628013083353942534737521956026413767987851039912802166562251230990385910
000000308335394253473752195602641376798785103991280216656225123099000
000000316938224401492453275770688879949260110631387818358249633456700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5836
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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