Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 28,457
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $294.39 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 C $5 MS obverse 1856 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1856-C for many years was regarded as a common issue, in reality it is decidedly scarce in any grade, and rare in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1856 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1050 1200 1550 1900 2600 2600 3700 4100 5500 7500 15500 16750 28500 54000 - - - - - - -
$ 2900 4000 4500 6000 9000 16500 18500 33000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2013 $14,950.00
1/18/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 446, 452/Lot# 496 $5,865.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5101 $10,925.00
7/31/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3110, 3110/Lot# 2477 $575.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120577 $402.60
12/5/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9566 $998.75
2/27/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5291 $3,818.75
8/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8572 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 C $5 MS
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1856 C $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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