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: $311.18 (10/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/16/2017

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1891 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 700 730 775 850 1000 1075 1125 1350 1450 1875 2450 3200 4650 9150 44500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1375 1550 - 2500 3375 4900 11250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2087
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2046 $21,850.00
7/17/2005 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2066, 2066/Lot# 1715 $550.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3681 $1,897.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4777 $2,300.00
7/12/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9925 $805.00
8/26/2012 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 70129 $660.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 383 $2,200.00
2/27/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8370 $646.25


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 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2143
Owner: JTO
 
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