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1858-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8277

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 38,856
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 1858-C Half Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest 1858-C Half Eagles graded by NGC are 5 MS-62's.

Significant examples: 
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8979, plated, unsold

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8978, plated, unsold

AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5685, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00

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