Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 31,360
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.96 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1857 C $5 MS obverse 1857 C $5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As can be seen by the number of 1857-C half eagles offered at auction during the last two decades, this issue is one of the more readily available from the Charlotte Mint. Most of the examples seen on the bourse floors are heavily circulated or damaged. There have been a fair number of coins certified at the Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated levels. In Mint State the 1857-C is very rare, and there are probably just about a couple of dozen legitimate Uncirculated examples known. The finest example seen by the authors is the Elrod coin, which has been graded by NGC as MS 65. The Smithsonian example is fully Mint State as well and among the finest seen.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/1/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1857 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1475 1650 2100 2775 3650 3950 4300 5850 8350 10600 18200 31250 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 171
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/4/1993 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 154 $2,200.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 901 $5,520.00
9/10/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2020 $4,888.00
10/30/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 296, 302/Lot# 6536 $2,070.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9424 $3,737.50
3/11/2012 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 38704 $1,881.00
11/4/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3455, 3455/Lot# 1629 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658175318862087244828073103330336283834411748175367688678759379333333
1690179719532207256829063170341136973928435050005873721683769379333330
0000003170341136973928435050005873721683769379333300
0000003236352037654023458451846380754588789379333300
1857 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749184719852194256929413247345337884002429350155582714481599703333333
1782189320552319269330433316356538594099453452046103748286749703333330
0000003316356538594099453452046103748286749703333300
0000003384367639314196477453936623782191889703333300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 60
Points: 4817
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3834
Owner: FredFred
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer