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1856-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8267

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 28,457
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) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest circulation strike 1856-C Half Eagle graded by PCGS are 5 MS-61's.

The finest circulation strike 1856-C Half Eagle graded by NGC is a single MS-62.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 711, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 712, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00

PCGS AU-55
- Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1262, illustrated, not sold

Net EF-40
- Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 457, illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, June 21, 1967

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

"The NGC Census Report, April 2003" by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation