Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Rare and Important 1838-C Classic Five, AU58

1838-C $5 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1-A. Well struck for the issue with no die crack seen on the reverse as on the other variety of this year. This coin has very little--if any--actual wear. The semi-prooflike surfaces are noticeably scuffed but there is no rub on the high spots. Most likely this piece never entered circulation. The obverse shows heavier scuffing than the reverse with the majority of these clustered at the upper right portion of that side. The reverse has scattered marks as well and a small patch of hairlines at the denomination. The color is a nice light green-gold with what looks like some reddish rust-colored stains hidden around Liberty's ear. These do not enter into the planchet and they do not detract from the excellent overall appearance. This is an extremely important coin and a piece that is destined to be one of the more talked-about lots in this collection. PCGS has graded just three pieces in AU58 with a single coin finer. We have not seen more than a handful of comparable 1838-C half eagles including an NGC AU58 (ex: Eliasberg) that sold privately last year by Doug Winter.
Due to its status as a one-year type and a first-year-of-issue, the 1838-C is the most popular Charlotte half eagle. It is the second rarest half eagle from this mint in higher grades. We are aware of just two or three coins in Uncirculated as well as another 10 to 12 properly graded AU pieces.
From The Carolina Circle Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25S5, PCGS# 8177)

View all of [The Carolina Circle Collection ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2008
9th-12th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 4
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 683

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

941,099
bidder-members
$883,430,746
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

Learn about consigning with us

Every aspect is handled so professionally yet with the right mix of humor and fun.
D.W. ,
Lake Placid, FL
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,332,129
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved