Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 7,675
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $432.23 (12/1/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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.

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Last Updated: 9/29/2020

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1870 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 7700 14850 17000 20000 37500 40000 65000 75000 130000 - 155000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1870 CC $5 MS
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Base--6514161316--1--------44
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Total--6514161316--1--------44
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC $5 MS PL
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Base447248105113547662828875916095541050911202121371257114347333333333
458549115234574571468970929198721074011514122821316314347333333333
000000929198721074011514122821316314347333333300
0000009423101911097111825124261375514347333333300
1870 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base429046174912526460488571884992341016610841117541217813914333333333
439947155029552568898664897795451039111145118951275713914333333333
000000897795451039111145118951275713914333333300
000000910698551061611450120371333513914333333300
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 6048
Owner: The Drummer
 
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