Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 21,198
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $345.31 (7/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 CC $5 MS obverse 1874 CC $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In grades above XF 45, the 1874-CC ranks ninth in rarity out of the 19 CC-Mint issues in the Liberty half eagle series. The preceding eight dates on this list are all from the 1870s, making the '74-CC the most common Carson City issue of this decade.

Doug Winter and Lawrence Cutler (1994) assert that fewer than 10 1874-CC half eagles are extant in About Uncirculated, with a mere two coins in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1874 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1475 1900 3800 6725 10600 11900 18850 25500 35500 41000 60000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 61

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1874 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base239181810188151210-1---------124
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Total239181810188151210-1---------124
 2 %2 %7 %15 %15 %8 %15 %6 %12 %10 %8 %-1 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 9052 $8,395.00
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2455 $14,375.00
1/2/2006 NGC AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 1048 $414.00
11/12/2008 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2611, 2611/Lot# 2373 $517.50
10/27/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1145/Lot# 11298 $632.50
3/17/2011 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9424 $977.50
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7556 $9,798.00
10/17/2012 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5513 $3,525.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3276 $8,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17941985213424862913422347565311586068457790872795161057133333333
18582035225126283350440149415494618871608102899098681057133333330
00000049415494618871608102899098681057133333300
000000512656776517747584159253102191057133333300
1874 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17021886202923682781404845655104563865957515842891971022633333333
17631934214225063203422047455282595769027819868495401022633333330
00000047455282595769027819868495401022633333300
00000049245460627672088124894198831022633333300
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 2781
Owner: The Drummer
 
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