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Coins Certified as of 8/28

My Coin #21422397

1847 $5 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21422397
PCGS#: 8231

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is the most common Half Eagle of the 1840's in all grades and and is one of the four or five most often available No Motto Half Eagles in uncirculated condition. I have seen a fair number of uncs of this date including some superb gems.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 915,981 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 106 / 112 TIE 150 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 98 / 112 TIE 137 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 112 40 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection, sold intact in the 1940s - King Farouk Collection - Sotheby's “Palace Collections of Egypt” 3/ 1954:251 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:981, $110,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:1804, $92,000

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade