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: $327.27 (7/29/2016)
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
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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11/13/2005 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2117, 2117/Lot# 1889 $3,360.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1092 $10,925.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3634 $8,350.15
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
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6639 $4,700.00
2/26/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4149 $3,084.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1079115212291309203325793061345943374797537857135986647372149827139421919826914383863973541118
1103117712551550221527393193375144904990548958046148672080851119815694217703073838835401960
000000319337514490499054895804614867208085111981569421770307383883500
000000332640444643518456015895631069678956125701744624342345623928500
1843 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11451221130113842138270432033614452049955593593862196720748110162143751974827619393024067442082
1170124713281635232628703340391646785194570860316386697383741156616166223713151339759411430
000000334039164678519457086031638669738374115661616622371315133975900
000000347742184836539358236125655372279268129701795724995354074021600
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