Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 21,467
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $296.13 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1841 C $5 MS obverse 1841 C $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1841-C half eagle is seen more frequently than most of the other early-date Charlotte-minted half eagles. Most of the coins offered for sale are in the grade range of Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. The Smithsonian has two examples of the date, both high-end About Uncirculated coins. Mint State examples of the 1841-C half eagle are rare, but are seen on occasion. There are probably about a dozen coins that are truly Mint State. One of the finest known coins of the date is the wonderful John J. Pittman example, which has been graded MS-64 by NGC. It was sold in 1998 for $42,350 and again in 2004 for just $34,500. Pittman purchased the coin in a large lot from the sale of the Farouk Collection in 1954. The Bareford Collection 1841-C half eagle is reportedly very choice as well.

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Last Updated: 12/8/2015

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1841 C $5 MS
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$ - - 5450 6800 - - 31500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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11/6/2006 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1874 $2,081.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2275 $10,925.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5067 $13,225.00
1/1/2013 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12630 $1,586.25
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116859 $1,080.20
8/5/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3862 $1,704.93
2/4/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3379 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 C $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112231852259730683459468852876016642871388139890095971520821010295464226811
11408143221002754319838684887553061536664747183929132114671714223855337864226810
000000319838684887553061536664747183929132114671714223855337864226800
000000332842785087577362906901780586469364133371907626700380274226800
1841 C $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112951950272232103614488255006250667374038431921199261567021597303024325111
11432151322072884334440365088575063916916774586919449118401764524498346184325110
000000334440365088575063916916774586919449118401764524498346184325100
000000347944595294600065327159808889519687137551962127400389344325100
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