Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 16,980
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.52 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 CC $5 MS obverse 1872 CC $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In only its third year of operation, the Carson City Mint managed a respectable--if still small--mintage of 16,980 half eagles in 1872. Most specimens of this denomination found a ready market in circulation in the rough-and-tumble West of the era, and today the average certified survivor grades only VF30 or thereabouts.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1872 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 1400 1750 2300 3500 7750 7750 18000 21750 31750 38000 - - - - - - - - - - -
$ 10000 20000 23500 35000 45000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58


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9/19/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2453 $18,975.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1178 $15,295.00
4/6/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1890 $28,750.00
1/16/2007 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #27014, 27014/Lot# 14151 $25,000.00
5/27/2009 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1677 $14,950.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4317 $15,007.50
8/26/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3335, 3335/Lot# 2945 $9,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC $5 MS
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Base1118119316971911273850915725625774608095889793599836103311084411376119271249713087136981432914982
1143136117682186352253025902665876718362905195181000110502110211155912117126931329013908145460
000000590266587671836290519518100011050211021115591211712693132901390800
000000607970597883862992059677101661067311198117431230712890134941411800
1872 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11861264178920122868529759506497773483869208968310172106791120511750123141289713501141261477215440
1212143918632297367755146132690979518660936698461034110854113861193812508130981370914341149940
000000613269097951866093669846103411085411386119381250813098137091434100
0000006314732181688934952410009105101102911568121261270213299139171455600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 8095
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 5725
Owner: BobCat1111
 
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