Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,631
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $442.21 (5/13/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 C $5 MS obverse 1844 C $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1844-C half eagle is moderately scarce in all grades. Due to a fire at the Charlotte Mint on July 27, 1844, half eagles were not produced in 1845. Therefore, the 1844 coins saw extensive circulation. Most of the coins known are well worn, with Very Fine or Extremely Fine being the commonly encountered grades. Mint State coins are very rare, and just a few examples have been graded at that level. The finest example seen by the authors is the MS-63 coin, which sold as part the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection in 1999. Bass purchased it from the Bareford Collection in 1978. An NGC MS63 sold for $25,850 in November, 2012.

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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1844 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1300 1500 1750 2800 4000 5000 5250 6500 9750 14000 16500 22500 37500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1844 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-31311197121171311-------90
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Total-1-31311197121171311-------90
 -1%-3%14%12%21%8%13%12%8%1%3%1%1%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1872196321342345275634963695431945754862573466446938758693223333333
1902202022042482300335623903440446715153603767427154816593223333333
0000003903440446715153603767427154816593223333300
0000004111449047665443634168407370874393223333300
1844 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1776186520292233262833453537414143894669551564006685731790073333333
1806192020972365286734093738422444824951581064956896788090073333333
0000003738422444824951581064956896788090073333300
0000003940430645765233610565907106844490073333300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 9007
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5515
Owner: Srotag
 
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