Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 64,823
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $323.83 (8/23/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1849 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 224
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1606 $1,840.00
1/21/2008 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2479, 2479/Lot# 2532 $4,480.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1276 $7,800.00
6/1/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4636 $2,760.00
7/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4747 $2,070.00
12/23/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 90917 $1,389.30
2/6/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2529 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16341730188620872401272729413238394343264817512655157100825995921264700000
166617821953219225102798304034734071449049205256604374868703106101264700000
000000304034734071449049205256604374868703106101264700000
000000313937084198465350235385657278739148116291264700000
1849 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1454154416401738216227223078338641144509501553115696736485549921130511763824280340243525836525
1484157616721879234828403180362842454677511354396252776090091096414580198522752834435356800
000000318036284245467751135439625277609009109641458019852275283443500
000000328338714377484652125567680881579465120071610922066307763484600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 8259
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4817
Owner: leeper
 
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