Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.76 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1050 1325 1750 2200 2700 3550 3900 5600 9600 14750 17500 23750 33500 46000 77500 - - - - -
$ - - 4350 - 10500 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
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
3/24/2010 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2265 $1,610.00
5/5/2010 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2849, 2849/Lot# 2223 $1,897.50
8/18/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116683 $2,201.10
4/1/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8075 $1,351.25
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
4/22/2015 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5332 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base165817531989230225852860313532603406401650716048647372878293930711172196490000
169018322093239626772952317733093609436853976190674476228631992913998196490000
000000317733093609436853976190674476228631992913998196490000
0000003218335738134719572263317016795889691055016823196490000
1842 C LARGE DATE $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111124323312776327336834790534860366428748180829543100561482020208280593965311
11415160524792941340940524976557761666779768185699714116441661622825319233965310
000000340940524976557761666779768185699714116441661622825319233965300
000000354644215162580662977130788190569885132321841225442357883965300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 9307
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 6048
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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