Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 208,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 CC $5 MS obverse 1891 CC $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint struck just over 200,000 gold half eagles in 1891. This was a relatively high mintage for the Nevada branch mint. Due to this high mintage as well as strong strike, this issue is relatively easy to find in grades up to MS63. However, bag marks and abrasions usually hold examples back from choice, and gem examples are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/11/2019

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1891 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 750 795 850 975 1100 1250 1350 1550 1900 2150 2650 3550 4450 8000 38500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1700 2000 2300 3000 3850 4900 11000 - - - -
1891 CC $5 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 10000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2157
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, 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: 10/8/2019 1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-125323079659725051172358413169608-----2152
----------1-----------1
---------12-3749------26
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Total-125323079659725151472361420173698-----2179
 -0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %4 %3 %4 %12 %24 %3 %17 %19 %8 %3 %0 %----- 
1891 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-211-------5
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Total----------1-211-------5
 ----------20 %-40 %20 %20 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/13/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1123, 1123/Lot# 1924 $738.50
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 2037 $1,380.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3681 $1,897.50
10/6/2011 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6468 $690.00
1/29/2012 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34793 $715.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1602 $552.00
12/8/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131351/Lot# 24293 $505.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12431454149015201628182418721918196320722252258528283174378147961025533333
13131466150015561693184018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533330
00000018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533300
00000019031948203621922474274730593579445884351025533300
1891 $5 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1173137514101438154217301776182118651969214324642699303336204604991833333
1240138714191473160517451791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833330
0000001791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833300
0000001806185019342085235726212922342442768147991833300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3620
Owner: George Old Salt
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Lucky One
 
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