Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 14,813
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $445.18 (12/3/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 C $5 MS obverse 1860 C $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The poor quality of strike is the hallmark of this issue. As with the 1859-C, the reverse is from a defective die that resulted in a very blurry interpretation of the eagle design. This was probably caused by the use of a rusty die. The obverse, though well struck, is sometimes seen with a planchet void from Liberty’s chin to the second stat. The 1860-C half eagle has one of the lowest mintages from the Charlotte Mint. Most of the coins seen for the date are heavily circulated. The average 1860-C half eagle is no better than Extremely Fine. High-grade examples are known, but seldom offered. Just a few examples of the 1860-C half eagle have been graded at the choice level. NGC has graded two examples at the MS 64 level, one of which sold for $46,000 in August 2012.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1860 C $5 MS
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Base $ 1600 1850 2000 2350 3750 4800 5150 6000 9000 12000 13000 14000 26000 65000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 9750 - - 19000 33500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1860 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----51299241926210612------125
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---------13--1--------5
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Total----51299242029210712------130
 ----4%9%7%7%18%15%22%2%8%5%1%2%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 C $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22332308238125522857327036013875412346175003547657346324872711065333333
22582332243826542995338036923958428847465161556259317125950611065333333
00000036923958428847465161556259317125950611065333300
000000378440404452487453185648612779261028611065333300
1860 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21242197226824332727312634473712395244314805526455156089842810708333333
21482221232325312860323335353792411245564958534857066869918810708333333
00000035353792411245564958534857066869918810708333300
00000036243872427146805111543158987648994810708333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6869
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5515
Owner: ASK123
 
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