Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 64,823
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 C $5 MS obverse 1849 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1849-C is among the most available half eagles from this mint. In AU as many as four to five dozen are known and examples can be found in AU55 to AU58 without difficulty. In Uncirculated, an estimated 10 to 12 pieces are known with the finest an incredible NGC MS66 that was first offered as lot 330 in the Bowers and Merena March 1998 auction.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1849 C $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 925 1075 1350 1725 2550 2550 3550 4000 5300 6350 9350 11250 17000 29000 52000 - - - - - -
$ 2750 3850 4400 5800 7000 10000 12500 19000 33000 57000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 208
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1627 $2,012.50
4/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1606 $1,840.00
8/15/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3856 $1,955.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6357 $7,475.00
5/30/2012 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10505 $747.50
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116684 $1,897.50
10/7/2013 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3451, 3451/Lot# 2103 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1375146215531649205625972941323839434326481751045478710082599592126471713323639332013441335657
1404149215851784223627113040347340704489491252286018748687031061014142193012682633605348270
000000304034734070448949125228601874868703106101414219301268263360500
000000313937084198465350085353655978729147116281563721470300133400900
1849 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1454154416401738216227223078338641144509501553115696736485549921130511763824280340243525836525
1484157616721879234828403180362842454677511354396252776090091096414580198522752834435356800
000000318036284245467751135439625277609009109641458019852275283443500
000000328338714377484652125567680881579465120071610922066307763484600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4817
Owner: leeper
 
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