Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.92 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 C $5 MS obverse 1850 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-C half eagle was produced in large numbers for a Charlotte issue, 63,591 coins, and the availability of circulated pieces, up to low-end AU quality, makes it a popular type coin choice. Uncirculated survivors are extremely difficult to locate, probably numbering in single digits.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1850 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1225 1400 1500 1925 2600 3575 3950 4700 6250 10400 11850 14750 23250 55000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 5400 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 165
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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7/30/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2401, 2401/Lot# 2388 $2,296.00
2/22/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4205 $2,291.25
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105749 $1,347.50
11/3/2013 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149282 $770.00
1/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas Session(1), 3031/Lot# 27485 $822.50
1/26/2014 NGC VF 30   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1791 $1,028.12
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# 4643 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17241824196321942552294132473431358140554472547657836407743410255333333
17571870204023132682304333083481373941944807557859916749837410255333330
00000033083481373941944807557859916749837410255333300
00000033703531389743335141568161997092931510255333300
1850 $5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1634173018652087243328073103328134273885429052645563616971689918333333
1666177519392202255829063162333035804020461553645765650280859918333330
0000003162333035804020461553645765650280859918333300
0000003222337837324155493954635967683590019918333300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7168
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: F 12
Points: 2087
Owner: tommy44
 
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