Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 17,205
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $286.63 (4/1/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 C $5 MS obverse 1839 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1839 the design of the half eagle was changed to feature Gobrecht's new stylization of Liberty. Although this basic type lasted for many decades, noticeable alterations were made in 1840, which makes the 1839 a popular representative not only because it was a first-year issue, but also due to its status as a one-year type. The mintmark was moved to the reverse with the 1840 issue, and the hairbun was slightly modified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/27/2015

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1839 C $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1900 2200 2750 4950 4950 7850 9400 11500 16500 23250 31000 47500 90000 170000 - - - - - -
$ - - 10250 13500 - - - 57500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/5/1997 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 0995, 995/Lot# 2006 $712.13
7/30/2008 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 2986 $3,737.50
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1259 $172,500.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7491 $1,782.50
12/5/2013 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4999 $1,410.00
3/28/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6222 $7,637.50
5/25/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 192867 $2,339.70
11/30/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 832, 841/Lot# 756 $8,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115212291309151526313567396343075616626270547502802284831048014765208002980643410111
117712551377188729433699407747435831652672037675817591481190816776238023434043410110
000000407747435831652672037675817591481190816776238023434043410100
000000419251796046679073527848832998141333618788268043887543410100
1839 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base125513371421160027583726413544905837650373167777831087841083215217213833056644413111
128213651480198630803862425349396059677474697954846894661229317272244443518144413110
000000425349396059677474697954846894661229317272244443518144413100
0000004371538862817045762381328626101491375519327275053979744413100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 8483
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 4307
Owner: leeper
 
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