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: $303.73 (5/23/2017)
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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Price Guide

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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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6/3/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0846, 846/Lot# 1873 $817.63
1/2/2006 NGC AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 1048 $414.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1185 $8,625.00
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
2/7/2013 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4869 $3,290.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 95   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7382 $734.38
4/4/2017 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 15943 $3,525.00


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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