Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 16,980
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.66 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1872 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 2050 2550 3300 7750 14500 19500 28400 37400 - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 70
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58


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7/25/2001 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 1464, 1464/Lot# 1713 $337.60
7/26/2003 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10322 $16,675.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1178 $15,295.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4317 $15,007.50
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4529 $11,162.50
1/8/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6728 $3,525.00
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4697 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658170717531799200926993009336538854141465655155836661674318686333333
1674172217681869223928023128353839704313494256226096688878498686333330
0000003128353839704313494256226096688878498686333300
0000003246371240564484522957296356715982688686333300
1872 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749179918471895211328283149351840554319484957346064686677048992333333
1766181518631968235129353272369741434496514458446331714581338992333330
0000003272369741434496514458446331714581338992333300
0000003395387642314672543959546599742585638992333300
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: BobCat1111
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: Shell2day
 
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