Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 39,788
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $265.39 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C $5 MS obverse 1855 C $5 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1855-C was lumped together with the 1854-C and 1856-C for many years but it is definitely a more common issue. An estimated 200 or so pieces are known with more than half of these in the VF-XF range. Three dozen or so properly graded AU coins are also known and this issue becomes scarce in AU55 to AU58. In Uncirculated, the 1855-C is very rare with only six or seven pieces presently accounted for.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1855 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1150 1475 1975 2600 3800 4200 5200 7100 16500 22500 47500 62500 85000 - - - - -
$ 2850 - 4500 5800 9250 18000 25000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/30/2005 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 898 $1,667.50
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 897 $7,590.00
8/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 1858 $6,325.00
4/30/2007 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2361, 2361/Lot# 1965 $4,256.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1325 $10,580.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1469 $7,475.00
6/10/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131225/Lot# 26401 $2,760.00
7/25/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22551 $4,876.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111117072087279433244108452650585367556360897859923410894168302299631993452971
11156918332322297035854247470351615432573866798317978712872188852599536427452970
00000029703585424747035161543257386679831797871287218885259953642700
000000314738464386488052645497591372698775103401485120940289944086200
1855 C $5 MS Prooflike
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