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: $303.15 (5/24/2017)
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.

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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1142 $14,375.00
11/29/2006 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2210 $8,740.00
3/28/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2346, 2346/Lot# 2265 $4,480.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1325 $10,580.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4965 $9,987.50
7/25/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22551 $4,876.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base160917071886210624482834310333243564396845266007640074879415103721152933333
164217671959222025772924317734043699415450206138676281309734107581152933330
000000317734043699415450206138676281309734107581152933300
0000003250348438334340551362697125877210053111431152933300
1855 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base169717991985221425692968324734743722414047156240664477629740107211190633333
1731186120612332270230613323355738614332522363757017842110067111161190633330
0000003323355738614332522363757017842110067111161190633300
0000003398363940014523573265097389908110394115111190633300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7487
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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