Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 44,277
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $449.52 (1/22/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1843 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1150 1350 1500 2050 3250 3850 4000 4900 6500 10000 11000 15750 29500 53000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/19/2021 1843 C $5 MS
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Base-1252524361016141717221------163
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Total-1252524361016141718221------164
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061799194121542552299433863581385741734914558259737526849410632333333
14041846201222872699312534513673396244205137571264917849920710632333333
00000034513673396244205137571264917849920710632333300
00000035163765406846675359584370088171991910632333300
1843 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11381707184320482433286032383427369440004719536757477258820010285333333
13281752191121762575298633013516379642404935549462517572889510285333333
00000033013516379642404935549462517572889510285333300
00000033643605389844795151562067547886959010285333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7258
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4719
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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