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: $306.66 (5/26/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1891 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 685 715 740 835 1025 1125 1175 1300 1525 2000 2400 3050 4450 7650 55000 - - - - -
$ - - 1225 1375 1650 - - - - 13750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2089
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4848


Auction Prices Realized

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12/14/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1818, 1818/Lot# 1409 $2,420.00
10/2/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 9806 $1,265.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1594 $2,070.00
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
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3420 $2,351.18
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8428 $881.25
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6831 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1173137514101438154217301776182118651969214324642699303336204604991833333
1240138714191473160517451791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833330
0000001791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833300
0000001806185019342085235726212922342442768147991833300
1891 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12431454149015201628182418721918196320722252258528283174378147961025533333
13131466150015561693184018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533330
00000018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533300
00000019031948203621922474274730593579445884351025533300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2143
Owner: JTO
 
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