This is a simply stunning Charlotte half eagle with deep, even green-gold color on the obverse and reverse offering strong proof that this piece is totally original. As is typical for the issue, this piece is well struck with great detail and this makes the 1847-C half eagle a great date to select as a type coin for this denomination and mint. The surfaces are nearly free of marks and there is a considerable amount of luster visible below the deep coloration. As a date, the 1847-C is one of the more common Charlotte half eagles but it is very scarce in properly graded AU55 to AU58 and very rare in full Uncirculated. This is the nicest AU58 example of this date that I have handled in a number of years. This is the sort of Charlotte gold coin that is almost never offered for sale in this age of bright, scrubbed branch mint gold and it will be appreciated by the sophisticated specialist.