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: $363.44 (8/19/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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1872 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 2050 2550 3300 9375 14500 18200 28500 37500 - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1872 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-471011698583-----------71
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Total-471011698583-----------71
 -6 %10 %14 %15 %8 %13 %11 %7 %11 %4 %----------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/8/2000 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 1305, 1305/Lot# 2180 $337.60
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1178 $15,295.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3302 $14,950.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7689 $27,312.50
11/7/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4316 $21,850.00
11/14/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7439 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749179918471895211328283149351840554319484957346064686677048992333333
1766181518631968235129353272369741434496514458446331714581338992333330
0000003272369741434496514458446331714581338992333300
0000003395387642314672543959546599742585638992333300
1872 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658170717531799200926993009336538854141465655155836661674318686333333
1674172217681869223928023128353839704313494256226096688878498686333330
0000003128353839704313494256226096688878498686333300
0000003246371240564484522957296356715982688686333300
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: BobCat1111
 
Grade: VF 20
Points: 2009
Owner: The Drummer
 
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