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: $299.64 (2/20/2017)
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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2/19/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1252/Lot# 5060


Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/2000 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 7279 $4,715.00
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7625 $4,830.00
2/10/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2810, 2810/Lot# 1889 $690.00
10/6/2011 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6468 $690.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1598 $1,092.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1600 $960.00
10/7/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77104 $909.70
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42729 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82488492599310841239136614831639173518691953232226883345442884068847930597801027310784
84489794710231135128114051535167117791897207624442907370657548553899994639944104430
0000001405153516711779189720762444290737065754855389999463994400
00000014441587170318241925219925663126406770808700915296211010800
1891 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799419831054114913121444156617281828196820552438281734964615870591579627101141061911143
8999551006108512031356148416201761187419972182256430433869597888559313978910282107930
00000014841620176118741997218225643043386959788855931397891028200
00000015251674179419212026231026903269424273419006947099511045000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2322
Owner: GregLach
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2322
Owner: Lucky One
 
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