Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 63,591
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $291.85 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 C $5 MS obverse 1850 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-C half eagle was produced in large numbers for a Charlotte issue, 63,591 coins, and the availability of circulated pieces, up to low-end AU quality, makes it a popular type coin choice. Uncirculated survivors are extremely difficult to locate, probably numbering in single digits.

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Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1850 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 975 1125 1450 1950 2600 3450 3950 4900 6250 12000 16500 22750 50000 - - - - - -
$ 2850 - 4200 5500 7500 - 18000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 NGC VF 30   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2254 $1,553.00
3/5/2006 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 1980 $3,136.00
7/9/2009 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1516 $1,840.00
10/13/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4910 $977.50
7/26/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12362 $2,415.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131309/Lot# 20971 $8,812.50
11/3/2013 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149282 $770.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6663 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1598169517971903203327052885305239974477507554175713686175029502122461664623043324683327834492
1630172918321946225727652940336741574676518955156095707481681041613712187782618432738336820
000000294033674157467651895515609570748168104161371218778261843273800
000000299636824317487553035614647872888835113311517920910293263300800
1850 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1686178718932003213828343021319441694665528156335938711977779829126401714023672332783410235338
1719182219292048237028963078351943344870539857346331733884611076614140193172687433552345140
000000307835194334487053985734633173388461107661414019317268743355200
000000313638444499507555155836672575579145117031564021494300763382700
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Grade: F 12
Points: 1903
Owner: tommy44
 
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