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: $312.12 (10/17/2017)
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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1871 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1550 1950 2450 3850 6950 13500 15275 20000 32000 - 66500 72500 87500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 63


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7/25/2001 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 1464, 1464/Lot# 1712 $422.00
1/28/2004 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7020 $5,520.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3301 $23,000.00
1/5/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6920 $2,990.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11002 $63,250.00
9/6/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4938 $9,400.00
7/20/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207771 $2,516.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2233241726802857366345755367595566057403868199181100911541124653333333
22942505273931263967483955636172687178299093102821118611849124653333330
00000055636172687178299093102821118611849124653333300
00000057596388713782559506106451136412157124653333300
1871 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2124230225552727350643895158572963627138838395881065311172120753333333
2183238626122987380046455348594066217553878599431082611473120753333330
0000005348594066217553878599431082611473120753333300
00000055396151687979689186102981099911774120753333300
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Grade: G 4
Points: 2302
Owner: tommy44
 
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