Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 39,283
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.80 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 C $5 MS obverse 1854 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1854-C is one of the most difficult Charlotte Fives from this decade, although equal attention has often been accorded to C-mints of lesser rarity. Just 39,283 pieces were struck and the number of Mint State survivors probably tops out at half dozen or so pieces, with several of these falling under the 'Weak Mintmark' category.

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Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1854 C $5 MS
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Base $ 975 1125 1475 1975 2500 2500 3850 4600 5650 7250 14000 17850 24000 43500 67500 - - - - - -
$ 2850 4150 5150 6000 8500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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1/26/2000 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1263, 1263/Lot# 1910 $7,385.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 894 $4,485.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2386 $11,500.00
3/24/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131314/Lot# 21457 $2,056.25
8/11/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 133017 $716.10
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3409 $3,818.75
8/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3886 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 C $5 MS
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Base11111707204828073365405944384926521257476820833813074184132637838408111
1115691820230129933596418546005021539061047326991614853210683038838408110
00000029933596418546005021539061047326991614853210683038838408100
000000317938274311476351165568646278321149516633237233439838408100
1854 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33331799215429413518423446245127542259737077863513488189462707239324111
33360119172416313337564364479152255605634175961025215307216543115639324110
000000313337564364479152255605634175961025215307216543115639324100
000000332539954494495953235789670981151187017126243633524039324100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4059
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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