Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 39,788
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $323.25 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C $5 MS obverse 1855 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-C was lumped together with the 1854-C and 1856-C for many years but it is definitely a more common issue. An estimated 200 or so pieces are known with more than half of these in the VF-XF range. Three dozen or so properly graded AU coins are also known and this issue becomes scarce in AU55 to AU58. In Uncirculated, the 1855-C is very rare with only six or seven pieces presently accounted for.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1855 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1000 1200 1475 1975 2650 3700 4300 5450 7350 14500 17000 25500 47500 62500 85000 - - - - -
$ - - 4500 5800 10700 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Price
4/2/1993 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 566 $1,595.00
8/29/2004 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1928, 1928/Lot# 2043 $1,925.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1142 $14,375.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1325 $10,580.00
2/2/2012 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4780 $977.50
3/8/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4059 $2,990.00
7/25/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22551 $4,876.25
8/5/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3889 $1,997.50
3/6/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 409 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609170718862106244828343103332441084526505860076400748794151037211529168300000
1642176719592220257729243177358542474703537461386762813097341075813296168300000
0000003177358542474703537461386762813097341075813296168300000
00000032503847438748815691626971258772100531114315063168300000
1855 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 6007
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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