Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 7,416
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CC $5 MS obverse 1873 CC $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 7,416 pieces were struck, of which today probably no more than 55-65 coins survive in all grades. In point of fact, the 1873-CC is rare in any grade, with high-grade examples especially elusive. There are an estimated half dozen known in AU grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/5/2019

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1873 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3000 5000 6750 13000 20000 26000 29000 32500 41500 78500 93000 195000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1873 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2133547521---1--------34
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Total2133547521---1--------34
 6 %3 %9 %9 %15 %12 %21 %15 %6 %3 %---3 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2004 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 1936, 1936/Lot# 1860 $1,705.00
2/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1181 $13,225.00
9/22/2010 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5358 $20,800.00
1/1/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13320 $21,150.00
6/15/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201884 $1,734.70
8/5/2014 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3924 $5,581.25
8/5/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3925 $11,750.00
2/6/2015 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2532 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25853021366343665076683070778038872793611041612358135271630333333333
27303235389746035661691273978268893897131106312748144521630333333330
00000073978268893897131106312748144521630333333300
000000771884979150100641171113137153781630333333300
1873 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24642885350641874876658168207756842890461007411970131121582633333333
26043092373344175444666171327980863493891070612351140171582633333330
00000071327980863493891070612351140171582633333300
00000074448204884097311133812731149211582633333300
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 4876
Owner: The Drummer
 
Grade: FAIR Details
Points: 1232
Owner: ryanrph
 
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