Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,631
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.74 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1844 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1175 1375 1650 2275 3750 6000 6850 7900 11750 17000 19000 24000 42000 - - - - - - -
$ - - 7350 8800 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 88
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/3/2006 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5150 $4,600.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1096 $6,037.50
2/1/2009 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1463 $10,925.00
5/4/2009 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 369, 375/Lot# 963 $13,800.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3747 $6,555.00
6/27/2010 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 3225 $1,437.50
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6341 $3,881.25
5/12/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 113883 $2,271.50
1/29/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1217/Lot# 4218 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17761865202922332628334535374141438946695515640066857317900712911000000
180619202097236528673409373842244482495158106495689678801030812911000000
000000373842244482495158106495689678801030812911000000
000000394043064576523361056590710684441161012911000000
1844 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base158916861787189320033228369540895087560662596635707774411003413321182302540236019373063820339115
16211719182219292411338338264421526058236384678271988305111291495720620289413644837605385070
0000003826442152605823638467827198830511129149572062028941364483760500
0000003957475454336041650969297319916912225165932301132480368773790400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5515
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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