Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 17,179
Catalog: KM-57
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $311.18 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 C $5 MS obverse 1838 C $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Due to its status as a one-year type and a first-year-of-issue, the 1838-C is the most popular Charlotte half eagle. It is the second rarest half eagle from this mint in higher grades. We are aware of just two or three coins in Uncirculated as well as another 10 to 12 properly graded AU pieces.

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1838 C $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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9/13/1997 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 7471 $891.25
6/6/1999 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 1171, 1171/Lot# 1687 $1,899.00
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2017 $9,487.50
1/9/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3161 $25,185.00
1/31/2011 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 554, 561/Lot# 538 $6,038.65
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5483 $3,795.00
12/13/2012 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1132 $6,435.00
11/1/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1191/Lot# 4623 $1,703.75
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116860 $1,301.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 C $5 MS
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1838 C $5 MS Prooflike
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