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Obverse of 1852-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1852-C Half Eagle


1852-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8251

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 72,574
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2200 @ $24,150.00 "to the book"

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 905 @$10,350.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 432, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of February 1969, Lot 1350

"EF-40, lightly cleaned."  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 906 @$862.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 6 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 1852-C Half Eagle     Reverse of 1852-C Half Eagle

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.