1847 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8231
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
915,981
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
6 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#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
#6 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
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.