Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 20,770
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.62 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 CC $5 MS obverse 1871 CC $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This extraordinary 1871-CC half eagle is one of the finest known survivors of this important issue. The 1871-CC boasts a mintage of just 20,770 pieces achieved in the second year of operations at the Carson City Mint, making it a scarce issue in absolute terms. Surprisingly, while the 1871-CC is scarce-to-rare in all grades, it still ranks as the most available date in the early Carson City series. Doug Winter estimates a surviving population of 140-150 specimens, most in lower circulated grades. In Mint State, the 1871-CC is extremely rare.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1871 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 2000 2450 4050 7000 7000 12250 15500 20500 34500 55000 65000 77500 97500 - - - - - - -
$ 8000 13750 16750 25000 39000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 63


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8/9/2014 VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3922


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11/9/1998 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 1103, 1103/Lot# 2015 $633.00
9/19/2005 NGC XF 45   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2452 $5,175.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1176 $13,225.00
8/8/2007 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3078 $2,300.00
6/17/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3655 $11,615.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2131 $22,425.00
1/8/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6726 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10791152127117622665388247725454700377638689921110968110791177012334129191352414149147961546416155
1103119114342063307041784999597072568071886397961100511309119581252913120137321436415018156940
000000499959707256807188639796110051130911958125291312013732143641501800
0000005226648675098380903710382110421153912146127241332213940145801524100
1871 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11451221134518572794405149695672726580458995953111332114451215312731133291394814588152491593316638
11701262151521693213435752036203752583619173101311136911681123451293013535141611480815477161680
0000005203620375258361917310131113691168112345129301353514161148081547700
0000005437673477858678935210731114071191712538131291374114374150281570500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 8689
Owner: cccoins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 8689
Owner: Summer97
 
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