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: $309.85 (10/21/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/16/2017

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1890 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 735 765 790 875 1100 1250 1300 1600 1800 2200 2750 3600 7000 15000 48500 87500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2900 4100 7500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 634
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17844
11/4/2017 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17843


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/5/2000 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7688 $299.00
9/18/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2093, 2093/Lot# 2253 $425.60
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3402 $782.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3679 $2,070.00
7/10/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131129/Lot# 21301 $1,840.00
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
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5004 $2,232.50
10/8/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8972 $712.05


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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