Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 60,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.20 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 CC $5 MS obverse 1893 CC $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After numerous scandals in the Carson City mint and suffering from a pronounced lack of friends in Washington political circles, it was finally decided to close the Nevada mint after 1893 and turn it into an assay office. The 1893-CC Half Eagle has always been a popular coin with collectors as it is the final year of issue. It is generally available in the lower grades of Uncirculated, but high grade examples are seldom encountered.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1893 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 650 675 700 725 950 950 1150 1200 1475 1650 2250 3500 4400 8100 17500 25500 - - - - -
$ 1025 1250 1300 1600 1900 2500 3750 4900 8800 19000 28000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6515


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6/1/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3377 $2,070.00
9/17/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 9915 $776.25
8/17/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 402, 408/Lot# 1120 $833.75
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1615 $776.25
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5526 $1,145.63
10/18/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10298 $528.75
10/29/2012 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3372, 3372/Lot# 3264 $625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base835894925993108411681411161918531993218423022931352144476530689672777673808585148959
8549049471023111212491480169718992056222325113127382951416652702374097810822886620
0000001480169718992056222325113127382951416652702374097810822800
0000001549177519462120226227213324413858356774715075417947837100
1893 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8899519831054114912381490170819512097229524173068367946346778715475457953837688159272
90996110061085117813221562178919992163233526343271399753486903728476818094852289670
0000001562178919992163233526343271399753486903728476818094852200
0000001635187020482229237628513475431560637028741478178235866800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6530
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3521
Owner: cccoins
 
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