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1847-D Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse      1847-D Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse


1847-D FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8234

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 64,405
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62 (illustrated above).  Part of the famous "Duke's Creek" collection of Southern Gold coins as of October 20, 1999.

NGC MS-61.  Heritage 01/2004: 9020, $7,475.00

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 408, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, August 5, 1968

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 409, illustrated, sold for $2,587.50  From Abe Kosoff's sale of August 1968, Lot 960

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 901, plated @$1,265.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

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