Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 20,770
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $431.90 (6/24/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 9/29/2020

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1871 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1550 1950 2850 5450 13350 13500 15000 20000 30000 - 65000 70000 82500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 92
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 63

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/22/2021 1871 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22781611184796-1-1-------92
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Total22781611184797-1-1-------93
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base177422712552307341406037594160646324707782471035410867111471178712353129381365714405151841630217438
194023652726342947726037598261516575746789491052510960113601197612548131781390614665155571668118310
0000005982615165757467894910525109601136011976125481317813906146651555700
0000006023623768267857965210696110541157412164127431341714156149241592900
1871 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base168321612433293639685810571658366089682079601001410515107881141311965125371323913971147321580616937
184222522601328045825810575659206333720086451018110606109961159712156127711348314225150901618317784
0000005756592063337200864510181106061099611597121561277113483142251509000
0000005796600565767580932910348106971120511781123461300513727144781544800
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Grade: G 4
Points: 2161
Owner: tommy44
 
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