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Obverse of 1849-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1849-C Half Eagle


1849-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8241

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 64,823
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte, North Carolina) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2198 @ $50,600.00 "to the book"

"Uncirculated, very slightly bent".  Ex - Colonel E.H.R. Green - Palace Collection of Egypt sale (King Farouk of Egypt), Lot 251 (along with 12 other coins) - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 990, illustrated, "sharp blow to the bottom of the truncation of the neck above the 49 in the date."

(Illustrated below).  Part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins sold in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1382, illustrated, sold for $18,400.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 417, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of November 1968, Lot 862

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-55, saltwater surfaces.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 222, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 418, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1967, Lot 468

EF-40, Fields scratched, tooled, cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6024, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

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

Obverse of 1849-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1849-C Half Eagle

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company