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: $313.31 (9/21/2017)
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.

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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1874 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1475 1900 2750 4900 9750 12750 18850 25500 - 45000 60000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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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
3/24/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2348 $9,200.00
1/5/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6928 $2,185.00
1/5/2011 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12513 $690.00
5/1/2011 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 2397 $2,012.50
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7556 $9,798.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7558 $862.50
6/4/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9631 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

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