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: $313.36 (4/20/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1856 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1000 1150 1500 1850 2450 2450 3600 4150 5750 7400 16500 19000 32500 49000 - - - - - - -
$ 2700 4000 4600 6250 8750 18000 21000 34000 54000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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4/27/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10950


Auction Prices Realized

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11/29/2000 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1382, 1382/Lot# 1699 $501.13
9/17/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3699 $6,037.50
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
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1551 $3,680.00
3/8/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4060 $1,610.00
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116686 $2,630.10


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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