Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 17,179
Catalog: KM-57
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $284.87 (5/3/2015)
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 C $5 MS obverse 1838 C $5 MS reverse


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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Due to its status as a one-year type and a first-year-of-issue, the 1838-C is the most popular Charlotte half eagle. It is the second rarest half eagle from this mint in higher grades. We are aware of just two or three coins in Uncirculated as well as another 10 to 12 properly graded AU pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2014

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1838 C $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 3017 $19,550.00
9/27/2006 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2265, 2265/Lot# 2066 $6,496.00
1/31/2011 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 554, 561/Lot# 538 $6,038.65
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1480 $6,900.00
3/8/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4042 $2,760.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5483 $3,795.00
12/13/2012 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1132 $6,435.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116860 $1,301.30
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5144 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 C $5 MS
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1838 C $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 7756
Owner: Labelman87
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 7386
Owner: BillJones
 
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