Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 38,856
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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1858 C $5 MS obverse 1858 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: A fairly large number of 1858-C half eagles have been offered at auction during the past two decades. Most of the coins offered for sale and certified by the major grading services have been in the Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated grade range. The date is scarce, but it is also one of the more readily available half eagles from the Charlotte Mint. There are probably only about two dozen examples of the date that are truly Mint State. Among the finest is an NGC MS 63 coin, which sold in 2010 at auction for $21,275. NGC has certified one coin at the MS 64 level, but the coin has not crossed the auction block.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1858 C $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 186
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/18/2000 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #240, 240/Lot# 552 $10,925.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3842 $16,100.00
2/18/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2655, 2655/Lot# 1837 $4,140.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1557 $1,293.75
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2073 $4,025.00
2/9/2014 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 166372 $2,489.30
2/13/2015 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20405 $3,760.00
8/12/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8254 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 C $5 MS
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1858 C $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4330
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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