Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 39,788
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $433.79 (5/6/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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.

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Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1855 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1430 1600 2000 2700 3700 4150 5250 6500 11000 15000 22500 50000 57500 80000 - - - - -
$ - - - 5750 8800 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 152
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1855 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---29182614292318343111-----152
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Total---29182614292420443111-----156
 ---1%6%12%17%9%19%15%13%3%3%2%1%1%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base169717991985221425692968324734743722414047156240664477629740107211190633333
1731186120612332270230613323355738614332522363757017842110067111161190633333
0000003323355738614332522363757017842110067111161190633300
0000003398363940014523573265097389908110394115111190633300
1855 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base160917071886210624482834310333243564396845266007640074879415103721152933333
164217671959222025772924317734043699415450206138676281309734107581152933333
000000317734043699415450206138676281309734107581152933300
0000003250348438334340551362697125877210053111431152933300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7487
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
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