Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 31,847
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $271.82 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 C $5 MS obverse 1859 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1859-C is merely very scarce in circulated grades, but emerges as a significant rarity in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1859 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1000 1175 1500 1950 2375 3500 4150 5700 8650 13000 20000 39000 - - 175000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 152
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4431 $35,650.00
6/27/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1096 $8,064.00
2/2/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 1293 $4,130.80
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6368 $2,990.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4237 $2,467.50
3/21/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4236 $1,645.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105750 $1,210.00
8/8/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4352 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 C $5 MS
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111569182023183055368843034733516954936013720190851058213656207072878240717509040
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000000325139304434490252685620627978589655109381601823034322034581000
1859 C $5 MS Prooflike
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