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Obverse of 1846-D Half Eagle      Reverse of 1846-D Half Eagle


1846-D FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8228

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 80,294
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Heritage 01/2004: 9019, $24,150.00, D over D, Variety 15-L

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1374, "High D Over D", illustrated, sold for $15,525.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 513, "D/D", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

NGC AU-58 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2197 @ $3,450.00 "to the book"

PCGS AU-58 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 898 @$4,600.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1375, "D/D", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 403, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, December 21, 1971

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 404, "D/D Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  Purchased from Lester Merkin, June 23, 1967

PCGS AU-50.  Part of the famous "Duke's Creek" collection of Southern Gold coins as of October 20, 1999

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4017, "High Second D over D", illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

PCGS XF-45.  Offered at the October 2001 Long Beach sale by Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries for $1,450.

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-61's.

The finest "D/D" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Varieties:
One reverse variety has an obvious D/D mintmark.

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

Obverse of 1846-D Half Eagle     Reverse of 1846-D Half Eagle

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