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: $309.85 (10/21/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1860 C $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1675 1850 2000 2450 3050 4500 5200 7000 8450 12000 14000 17000 27500 68500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 9250 - - 19000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
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
12/1/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1002, 1002/Lot# 1867 $3,059.50
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1170 $13,225.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1171 $10,350.00
6/20/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26064, 26064/Lot# 13713 $6,650.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5545 $4,600.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11705 $46,000.00
5/12/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 113882 $2,119.70
9/8/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7207 $4,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22332308238125522857327036013875412346175003547657346324872711065333333
22582332243826542995338036923958428847465161556259317125950611065333330
00000036923958428847465161556259317125950611065333300
000000378440404452487453185648612779261028611065333300
1860 $5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21242197226824332727312634473712395244314805526455156089842810708333333
21482221232325312860323335353792411245564958534857066869918810708333330
00000035353792411245564958534857066869918810708333300
00000036243872427146805111543158987648994810708333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6869
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 2727
Owner: tommy44
 
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