Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 12,995
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.30 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 C $5 MS obverse 1846 C $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1846-C half eagle is a very rare issue in any grade. Just a few examples of the date are offered at auction each year. The issue is usually found well worn or damaged—even pleasing Extremely Fine or About Uncirculated coins are quite desirable and difficult to locate. The 1846-C half eagle is a true rarity in Mint State. Just a few examples have been graded Uncirculated, and it is doubtful whether all of them merit true Mint State status. One example has been graded at the gem level; this is possibly the Eliasberg piece, which is an extremely nice coin. The Milas coin was one of the only other choice examples that the authors have seen.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1846 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1350 1600 1900 2750 4500 5500 6400 7850 9000 15000 19500 40000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1846 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-12145861312151211-1-----73
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Total-12145861313151311-1-----75
 -1 %3 %1 %5 %7 %11 %8 %17 %17 %20 %1 %4 %1 %1 %-1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 3025 $29,900.00
1/23/2006 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2149, 2149/Lot# 1690 $2,800.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1101 $8,050.00
7/5/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 1203 $5,462.50
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7510 $5,175.00
7/12/2012 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4860 $1,495.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 207569 $26,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $5 MS C Prooflike
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Base189519852134234527403474398443194687495252546629752686031092512137333333
192520352204247729853644409644424775505357126928788593771132912137333330
000000409644424775505357126928788593771132912137333300
0000004207456448645153617172278244101511173312137333300
1846 $5 MS C
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Base179918862029223326143324381741414499475650496385725883061057111754333333
182819342097236028513488392542604585485454946676760790611096511754333330
000000392542604585485454946676760790611096511754333300
000000403343804670495159406967795798161136011754333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 8306
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 7607
Owner: Srotag
 
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