Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 53,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.82 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 CC $5 MS obverse 1890 CC $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1890-CC gold half eagle is the second most available Carson City half eagle in uncirculated grades. However, most tend to be around MS62. Gem coins are exceedingly rare. In fact, NGC has only graded five examples of this date in gem or higher. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1890 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 735 745 750 875 950 980 1080 1700 1900 2500 2900 3750 7000 14250 41500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 3250 5100 8000 - - - - -
1890 CC $5 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - 6000 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 645
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1890 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--241413341926831641510110836165-----640
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----------1-125-------9
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Total--241413341926831651510211041165-----649
 --0 %1 %2 %2 %5 %3 %4 %13 %25 %2 %16 %17 %6 %2 %1 %----- 
1890 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1--22--------5
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Total---------1--22--------5
 ---------20 %--40 %40 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/3/2005 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2021, 2021/Lot# 1833 $2,310.00
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2472 $977.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1163 $1,521.00
11/27/2011 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 24212 $1,546.60
5/30/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4299 $1,938.75
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4252 $2,350.00
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8621 $1,292.50
6/4/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131724/Lot# 23770 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base137914541490152016281872189519412029215425692770309934964796638210540123583333
140414661500155617091880191019702071229226362880323139295325776811146123583330
000000191019702071229226362880323139295325776811146123583300
000000192620002112243127032989336443635853915411752123583300
1890 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base130313751410143815421776179918431928204824482643296033454604614510196119703333
132713871419147316201784181418711968218125132749308837655118749510787119703330
000000181418711968218125132749308837655118749510787119703300
000000182819002008231525782854321741845631884611379119703300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2048
Owner: 123cents
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2048
Owner: ddr70
 
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