S.S. Central America: 1856-S $5 PCGS/CAC AU58 & Pinch of California Gold Dust

Scarce S-Mint Half Eagle

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Scarce early S-mint half eagle. Only 105,100 coins were struck of this date. Only 5 pieces are graded finer by PCGS, making this find from the SS Central America a truly interesting piece. CAC approved for quality.

Asking Price: $7,750.00


Asking Price: $7,750.00

S.S. Central America: 1856-S $5 PCGS/CAC AU58 & Pinch of California Gold Dust

DLRC #: 1658608 // PCGS #: 8270

Scarce early S-mint half eagle. Only 105,100 coins were struck of this date. Only 5 pieces are graded finer by PCGS, making this find from the SS Central America a truly interesting piece. CAC approved for quality.

  • Category Gold Coinage
  • Series $5 Liberty Gold
  • Type Liberty head, no motto
  • Years for Type 1839-1866
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Half eagle
  • Mint Location San Francisco
  • Designer Christian Gobrecht
  • Composition 90% gold; 10% copper
  • Weight 8.359g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 105,100
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1856-S $5 NGC XF45 $500.00 04/23/2007
1856-S $5 PCGS VF25 $290.00 09/20/2007
1856-S $5 PCGS VG-10 $500.00 12/13/2010
1856-S $5 PCGS/CAC VG-8 - Affordable, Scarce Date $720.00 03/09/2014
SS Central America Shipwreck: 1856-S $5 PCGS AU55 (SSCA 6849) $4,100.00 06/18/2018