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: $289.19 (12/21/2014)
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: 11/11/2014

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1856 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1050 1200 1550 2000 2600 2600 3700 4100 5500 7500 15500 16750 28500 54000 - - - - - - -
$ 2900 4000 4500 6000 9000 16500 18500 33000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7085


Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1146 $14,375.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1148 $6,900.00
1/18/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 446, 452/Lot# 496 $5,865.00
7/31/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3110, 3110/Lot# 2477 $575.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9423 $2,300.00
2/7/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4862 $4,700.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120577 $402.60
8/5/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3892 $2,702.50


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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