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: $445.01 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1891 CC $5 MS obverse 1891 CC $5 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/29/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1891 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 800 850 975 1100 1250 1350 1550 1900 2150 2650 3550 4600 8000 38500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1700 2000 2300 3000 3850 5000 11000 - - - -
1891 CC $5 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 10000 - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2177
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: 12/1/2020 1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-125333179669825351972359415170618-----2172
----------1-----------1
---------12-31069------31
-----------------------
Total-125333179669825452272362425176708-----2204
 -0%0%0%1%1%4%3%4%12%24%3%16%19%8%3%0%----- 
1891 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-211-------5
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------1-211-------5
 ----------20%-40%20%20%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12431454149015201628182418721918196320722252258528283174378147961025533333
13131466150015561693184018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533333
00000018871933199921322363266629433376411966161025533300
00000019031948203621922474274730593579445884351025533300
1891 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1173137514101438154217301776182118651969214324642699303336204604991833333
1240138714191473160517451791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833333
0000001791183619002027225025422810322939486375991833300
0000001806185019342085235726212922342442768147991833300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3620
Owner: George Old Salt
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2699
Owner: Lucky One
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.