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: $323.69 (8/23/2016)
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

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1855 C $5 MS
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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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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 3035 $16,100.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 897 $7,590.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1325 $10,580.00
8/22/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2910, 2910/Lot# 2528 $2,817.50
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5790 $9,693.75
7/11/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20679 $4,876.25
9/4/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3421 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

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