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Obverse of 1847-O Half Eagle     Reverse of 1847-O Half Eagle


1847-O FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8235

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) below the eagle

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

Notes:
The finest 1847-O Half Eagles graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55's!

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55 (illustrated above)
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Dr. Jacob Terner Collection", May 26-27, 2003, Lot 900, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $15,237.50

PCGS AU-53
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1380, illustrated, sold for $7,762.00

NGC EF-45
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Dr. Jacob Terner Collection", May 26-27, 2003, Lot 901, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $6,555.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

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