1851-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS No: 8247
Circulation strikes: 49,176
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
"C" (for Charlotte, NC) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Superior
NGC AU-58 (illustrated above). Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California
Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 903, sold for $5,520.00, "PCGS AU-58...Normal earlobe...This
particular coin is a late state with a die crack from the rim through the
upper left serif of the U of UNITED to the eagle's left leg. The
first 1 of the date is connected to the truncation above, while the second
1 just grazes the truncation." In this description, the
Goldbergs called the October 1999 "Bass" PCGS AU-55 "an
early die state." - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National
Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 818, "NGC graded About
Uncirculated 58", sold for $5,290.00
PCGS AU-55. Auctions
by Bowers & Merena, Inc. sale of the "Harry Bass"
collection, October 1999, Lot 1023. "An early die state"
according to the Goldbergs (see above).
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles'
"The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001,
Lot 1386, illustrated, sold for $3,565.00
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.
Hole on earlobe
No hole on earlobe
"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