Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 31,847
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.70 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 C $5 MS obverse 1859 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1859-C is merely very scarce in circulated grades, but emerges as a significant rarity in Mint State.

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Price Guide

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1859 C $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 144
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6428
4/27/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6427


Auction Prices Realized

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3/27/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2018, 2018/Lot# 2053 $4,290.00
2/2/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 1293 $4,130.80
5/24/2009 NGC MS 60   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1282 $7,475.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3782 $2,616.25
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5117 $9,775.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4883 $2,127.50
1/6/2013 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3021/Lot# 20094 $1,645.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5805 $3,826.98
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105750 $1,210.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 C $5 MS
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111569182023183055368843034733516954936013720190851058213656207072878240717509040
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000000325139304434490252685620627978589655109381601823034322034581000
1859 C $5 MS Prooflike
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