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Obverse of 1846-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1846-C Half Eagle


1846-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8227

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,995
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
The finest 1846-C Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Significant examples:
"MS-60" (illustrated above)
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Dr. Jacob Terner Collection", May 26-27, 2003, Lot 899, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $16,675.00

NGC AU-58
- Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2196, sold for $6,900.00 "to the book"

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service