Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 7,675
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.57 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 CC $5 MS obverse 1870 CC $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Mintage of half eagles at the brand new Carson City Mint began on March 1 with an initial production of 400 coins. After that date, further half eagles were coined, and the total mintage for the year was pegged at 7,675 coins. Only about 50 or 60 examples have survived the decades since they were coined, and as most saw extensive use in western commerce, very few high quality examples still exist today. Perhaps only a dozen AU or finer coins are known.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1870 CC $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/26/1996 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 2025 $923.13
1/10/1998 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7816 $9,775.00
1/8/1999 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 8100 $17,825.00
1/8/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8613 $43,700.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4680 $46,000.00
5/27/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1674 $27,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC $5 MS
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Base32423406370840134771686174247916951710338113571193812509131001371114343149961567116368170881783118597
3296350638094265546770487588844997901067711550121281270613303139211456015221159031660817335180860
000000758884499790106771155012128127061330313921145601522115903166081733500
0000007752898310064110171174412318129031350714132147781544616135168481758300
1870 CC $5 MS Prooflike
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Base33903560387241874967711976968202984510686117301232512910135141413914786154541614416856175921835119134
34463664397744475684731178648749101251103411928125201311113722143541500815684163811710117845186120
0000007864874910125110341192812520131111372214354150081568416381171011784500
0000008033929710405113821212612715133121393014570152311591416618173461809800
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 4771
Owner: The Drummer
 
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