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: $289.19 (12/21/2014)
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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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1855 C $5 MS
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Base $ 950 1150 1475 1975 2500 2500 3700 4050 5200 7250 14500 16500 22500 47500 62500 90000 - - - - -
$ 2700 4000 4400 5800 9000 15500 18000 25000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7083


Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1995 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Signature Sale #133, 133/Lot# 5920 $1,980.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 897 $7,590.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1325 $10,580.00
8/22/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2910, 2910/Lot# 2528 $2,817.50
2/28/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7539 $1,265.00
6/10/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131225/Lot# 26401 $2,760.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5790 $9,693.75
7/11/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20679 $4,876.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $5 MS
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Base111117072087279433244108452650585367556360897859923410894168302299631993452971
11156918332322297035854247470351615432573866798317978712872188852599536427452970
00000029703585424747035161543257386679831797871287218885259953642700
000000314738464386488052645497591372698775103401485120940289944086200
1855 C $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5058
Owner: Summer97
 
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