Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 64,472
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $409.33 (3/8/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 C $5 MS obverse 1848 C $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While this date is among the more readily available Charlotte Mint half eagles, very few have survived in high grade. The mintage for this issue totaled 64,472 coins, the fifth highest production of any issue in the history of the Charlotte Mint. Only the 1847, 1849, 1852, and 1853 Charlotte half eagles had higher mintages. Although Doug Winter suggested a total survival of approximately 150 coins, he recorded just three or four Mint State examples in the second edition of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins. Since that time, the unrecorded Bass Collection coin, a Mint State survivor, appeared on the market. Another 16 to 18 AU coins were also mentioned, after which all remaining survivors show moderate to extensive wear or damage, or both.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1848 C $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 202
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1848 C $5 MS
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Base-13425223416373717-2211------202
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Total-13425223416383717-2211------203
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 C $5 MS PL
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Base172418241985219425852913314935503875461754766407693881449554115411386933333
1757187820552324269429923283365841224903578665847340861410216123171386933333
0000003283365841224903578665847340861410216123171386933300
0000003416376743705190609767617742908410879130931386933300
1848 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163417301886208724642781300933963712443152646169668578599234111721344633333
166617821953221325702857313835013952470955666341707683179880119301344633333
000000313835013952470955666341707683179880119301344633300
0000003267360741914986586765137468877610526126881344633300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 9234
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
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