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: $306.71 (5/26/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1890 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 685 715 740 835 1075 1150 1250 1400 1975 2300 2900 3750 7650 15350 59500 95000 - - - -
$ - - 1300 1550 2150 - - 5000 9500 19000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/31/2000 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1340, 1340/Lot# 1685 $738.50
1/28/2004 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7059 $460.00
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2811 $14,950.00
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3402 $782.00
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4445 $5,750.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9529 $9,487.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1163 $1,521.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4333 $6,388.25
11/27/2011 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 24212 $1,546.60


NGC Registry

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