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1850-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8244

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 63,591
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, NC) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1384, illustrated, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1385, illustrated, sold for $7,762.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 422, "Weak C", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, August 16, 1971

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 514, "Strong C", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

AU-50.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 706, "Strong Mintmark Variety", illustrated, not sold

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5684, not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 423, "Weak C", illustrated, sold for $747.50  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, April 1968, Lot 1982

Net EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 424, "Strong C", illustrated, sold for $2,185.00  From RARCOA's sale of February 1972, Lot 900

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1113, plated, sold for $833.75

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64. 

The finest "Weak C" example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

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