Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 64,823
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 C $5 MS obverse 1849 C $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1849-C is among the most available half eagles from this mint. In AU as many as four to five dozen are known and examples can be found in AU55 to AU58 without difficulty. In Uncirculated, an estimated 10 to 12 pieces are known with the finest an incredible NGC MS66 that was first offered as lot 330 in the Bowers and Merena March 1998 auction.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1849 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1400 1550 2000 2775 3000 3250 4700 7000 9000 9500 15000 27500 52500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 231
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1849 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--5-1720323039412439442-1----231
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Total--5-1720323039412439442-1----231
 --2 %-7 %9 %14 %13 %17 %18 %10 %1 %4 %2 %2 %1 %-0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1606 $1,840.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3761 $23,000.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1524 $1,782.50
2/19/2012 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3227, 3227/Lot# 2621 $1,000.00
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 116684 $1,897.50
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4641 $2,350.00
9/9/2016 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(5), 1244/Lot# 15361 $940.00
6/6/2019 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1296/Lot# 4104 $3,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 $5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17241824198521942519285730783340360139844472533357346324817010056333333
17571878205523022632293131653427372941474759546759316939879910056333330
00000031653427372941474759546759316939879910056333300
00000032533514385643095046560061277555942710056333300
1849 $5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1634173018862087240127272941319434473817429051265515608978859723333333
1666178219532192251027983025327835703975456952565706668884989723333330
0000003025327835703975456952565706668884989723333300
0000003110336336944132484753855898728691109723333300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7885
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4290
Owner: leeper
 
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