1838-C $5 PCGS VF35

Elusive Early Charlotte Half Eagle

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  • Lot Number5229
  • DLRC Estimate$8,250.00
  • CDN™ CPG Value$8,440.00 (What's CPG?)
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1838-C $5 PCGS VF35

DLRC #: 2016183 // PCGS #: 8177

Bright, evenly worn surfaces display greenish-gold tones along the peripherals and attractive orange-gold color over the central devices. Tough date. Mintage of just 17,179 coin struck at the Charlotte mint of this issue.

  • Category Gold Coinage
  • Series $5 Classic Head Gold
  • Type Classic head
  • Years for Type 1834-1838
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Half eagle
  • Mint Location Charlotte
  • Designer William Kneass
  • Composition 89.92% gold; 10.08% silver & copper
  • Weight 8.36g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 17,179
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1838-C $5 PCGS VF35 $6,750.00 04/22/2019
1838-C $5 NGC XF45 $5,251.00 01/31/2011
1838-C $5 PCGS/CAC XF40 $10,500.00 04/02/2018
1838-C $5 PCGS XF40 (Retro OGH) $11,250.00 08/15/2016