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1860-C Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse      1860-C Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse


1860-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8285

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 14,813
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 The Charlottegold Company

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above).  part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 477, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, February 10, 1971

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1264, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1265, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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