Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 44,277
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $317.76 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 C $5 MS obverse 1843 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1843-C half eagle is unique among the half eagles of 1843 in that the letters on the reverse are of the same small format as seen on the 1839 to 1842 issues. The vast majority of the 1843-C half eagles seen are in the grade range of Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Problem-free coins are the exception for this heavily circulated issue. This issue becomes increasingly rare in high grade, and there are only about a dozen examples of the date known in Mint State. Three or four coins have been graded MS-64. The finest example seen by the authors is the Milas coin, which sold at auction in 1995. NGC lists three coins as MS65, but these must include resubmissions.

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1843 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/7/2000 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 7232 $5,405.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 53   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 863 $4,025.00
6/26/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2224, 2224/Lot# 1687 $6,496.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5074 $11,787.50
8/11/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132989 $938.30
12/5/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3843 $3,818.75
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3865 $3,525.00
2/6/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2082 $21,150.00
1/6/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6465 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base160917071843204824332860306134593694400047195713598672588200102851394200000
164217521911217625752927319435373796424050505804641075728895115041394200000
000000319435373796424050505804641075728895115041394200000
000000332636163898447953825895683478869590127231394200000
1843 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11451221130113842138270432033614452049955593593862196720748110162143751974827619393024067442082
1170124713281635232628703340391646785194570860316386697383741156616166223713151339759411430
000000334039164678519457086031638669738374115661616622371315133975900
000000347742184836539358236125655372279268129701795724995354074021600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4719
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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