Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.85 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS obverse 1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the 1842-C, Large Date half eagle is not as rare as the Small Date variety of the same year, it is a scarce coin in its own right. Most of the coins found are in grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The 1842-C, Large Date can be found in grades of About Uncirculated or better with a little patience. There are several high-grade examples of the date known. The finest coin seen by the authors is the Eliasberg example, which has been graded MS-65 by NGC. Four or five other choice pieces have sold at auction in the last few years, the most recent being an NGC MS-64 coin that sold for $33.350 in 2012.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 104
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1460 $23,000.00
4/12/2010 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2837, 2837/Lot# 1791 $2,472.50
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5700 $3,525.00
5/11/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 789 $1,575.00
6/27/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2519 $1,762.50
8/31/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216682 $2,000.00
1/6/2016 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6463 $2,232.50
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4615 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 C $5 MS LARGE DATE Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111707111340642905243574760896545785990841377418477252503513411
11156917071111363700460754115861624169838267106471534120734285443513410
000000111363700460754115861624169838267106471534120734285443513400
000000122713995492555795975639374218675122101690922992318393513400
1842 C $5 MS LARGE DATE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base165817531989230225852860313532603406401650716048647372878293930711172196493333
169018322093239626772952317733093609436853976190674476228631992913998196493330
000000317733093609436853976190674476228631992913998196493300
0000003218335738134719572263317016795889691055016823196493300
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 6048
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1430
Owner: tommy44
 
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