Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 28,457
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $290.52 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 C $5 MS obverse 1856 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1856-C for many years was regarded as a common issue, in reality it is decidedly scarce in any grade, and rare in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1856 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1050 1200 1550 2000 2600 3700 4050 5400 7300 16750 26500 56500 - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/29/2000 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1382, 1382/Lot# 1699 $501.13
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1150 $6,613.00
4/16/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2444 $12,650.00
1/18/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 446, 452/Lot# 496 $5,865.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5102 $2,883.05
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4896 $13,225.00
7/28/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116686 $2,630.10
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6680 $4,846.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 C $5 MS
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1856 C $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4623
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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