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: $316.48 (7/29/2014)
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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1859 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1000 1175 1500 1850 2350 2350 3400 3950 6250 8150 10750 12000 18000 37500 - - 165000 - - - -
$ 2550 3650 4350 6750 8850 11750 13500 20000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/20/1998 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1042, 1042/Lot# 2068 $4,009.00
2/12/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6295 $4,772.50
8/18/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7307 $18,400.00
1/9/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4271 $10,925.00
2/2/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 1293 $4,130.80
2/15/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3782 $2,616.25
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1559 $2,530.00
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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000000305536884303473351695493601372019085105821365620707287824071700
000000325139304434490252685620627978589655109381601823034322034581000
1859 C $5 MS Prooflike
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