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: $313.53 (9/26/2017)
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: 6/2/2017

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1870 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7700 8250 9750 15000 32500 41000 61500 75000 110000 - 155000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/26/1996 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 2025 $923.13
1/8/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8613 $43,700.00
1/8/2003 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4816 $24,725.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4680 $46,000.00
12/3/2009 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 1666 $24,150.00
2/4/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3384 $21,150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base429046174912526460488571884992341016610841117541217813914333333333
439947155029552568898664897795451039111145118951275713914333333330
000000897795451039111145118951275713914333333300
000000910698551061611450120371333513914333333300
1870 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base447248105113547662828875916095541050911202121371257114347333333333
458549115234574571468970929198721074011514122821316314347333333330
000000929198721074011514122821316314347333333300
0000009423101911097111825124261375514347333333300
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 6048
Owner: The Drummer
 
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