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Obverse of 1839-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1839-C Half Eagle


1839-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8192

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,205
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 22.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte, NC) above the date

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
(Illustrated above).  Ex - the John Jay Pittman collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1360, illustrated, sold for $13,225.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 813, sold for $7,762.50  Previously from Superior's Ft. Lauderdale Mid-Winter ANA sale, 2000, lot 850

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 508, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

Net VF-30, Repaired.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1361, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Net VF-30, sharpness of EF-40, Cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 216, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service