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1
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Coins Certified as of 9/2

My Coin #-27342

1845 $5 VF30

CERTIFICATION#: -27342
PCGS#: 8223

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $209

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: When looking at all of the P-Mint Half Eagles from the 1840s, the 1845 is one of the most common.  The Top 5, in order, are 1842, 1841, 1849, 1844, and 1840.  The most populous dates are 1847 (which is over twice as common as the 1845) and 1843, followed by the 1845.  The point of this exercise is simply to show that if a collectors is looking for an affordable date from the 1840s, then the 1845 is a good choice -- though there are some dates from branch mints that are even more common.

In Mint State, the 1845 is moderately scarce.  Unfortunately, most Mint State 1845 Half Eagles are baggy or lackluster, adding big premiums to Choice examples.  The best examples top out at MS64.

 

David Akers (1975/88): The 1845 is very similar in overall rarity to the 1844 and 1846 and slightly more rare than the 1843 or 1847. It is generally available only in VF or EF condition and strictly uncirculated specimens are rare.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 417,099 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
430
2
30
470
3
45+
590
50+
685
53+
735
55+
825
58+
1,150
62+
4,600
2
63+
9,750
64+
21,500
1
65
55,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 77 / 112 TIE 113 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 89 / 112 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 112 TIE 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Stack's 7/2008:2491 - M.B. Tucker Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2011:9478, $10,350

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade