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: $428.65 (7/9/2020)
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: 6/26/2020

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1891 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 750 800 850 1060 1100 1340 1440 1620 1880 2125 2450 3450 4025 8075 38500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1700 2000 2300 3000 3850 4900 11000 - - - -
1891 CC $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 10000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2171
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: 7/7/2020 1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-125333079669725151872361414169608-----2166
----------1-----------1
---------12-3959------29
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Total-125333079669725252172364423174698-----2196
 -0%0%0%2%1%4%3%4%11%24%3%17%19%8%3%0%----- 
1891 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-211-------5
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Total----------1-211-------5
 ----------20%-40%20%20%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12431454149015201628182418721918196320722252258528283174378147961025533333
13131466150015561693184018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533330
00000018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533300
00000019031948203621922474274730593579445884351025533300
1891 CC $5 MS
 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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