Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 21,198
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $318.63 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1874 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1200 1375 1850 2550 5700 9750 12400 18350 25750 35000 44500 60000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 61


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8/6/1997 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0969, 969/Lot# 1990 $606.63
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2456 $9,200.00
5/30/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2362 $21,850.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2396 $11,500.00
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
8/8/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4354 $2,115.00
1/11/2015 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 838, 847/Lot# 215 $775.00
2/4/2016 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1232/Lot# 7732 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8068631110139319772931390746155809641771717602801184378879933898141030810820113511190112470
825945120415872295325641435013601166687314773881538584903294969978104781099711534120900
0000004143501360116668731477388153858490329496997810478109971153400
00000043795411621469197458787482958731918596551014310649111741171700
1874 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85891811771472208030684077480760366662743778798300873691909661101491065511180117241228712870
87810041275167424093404432052166244692075848019844588879347982310317108301136111911124810
00000043205216624469207584801984458887934798231031710830113611191100
00000045635626645371787731815985909038950499861048611005115421209900
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1977
Owner: The Drummer
 
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