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    1840-C Five Dollar, XF45
    Among the Scarcest C-Mint Fives

    1840-C $5 XF45 NGC. Variety 2. An immensely popular issue among collectors, the 1840-C is the first half eagle produced with the mintmark on the reverse below the eagle. This is also a rare date, with only 125-150 coins believed extant from a total of 18,956 pieces delivered. In terms of overall rarity among C-mint half eagles, the 1840-C ranks fourth in the series. For a poorly produced Southern half eagle that has seen 15 points of wear, this coin is rather well-detailed. Typical softness of definition, nonetheless, is noted on the obverse hair curls, star centers, and reverse eagle. A few scattered hints of original luster are evident at direct angles, but rich copper-gold color dominates the outward appearance. Somewhat scuffy from circulation with a few moderate blemishes in the fields.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2001), lot 8188; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2001), lot 7752; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2002), lot 8132.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25VD, PCGS# 8196)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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