Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 60,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $303.58 (3/27/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 CC $5 MS obverse 1893 CC $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint struck 60,000 gold half eagles in 1893. Due to the fact that this was the last year of coinage production at the facility, examples of this issue have a special allure to collectors. Most examples of this coin tend to be in AU condition, but uncirculated examples are available through MS62. As the grade increases above MS62, this issue becomes harder and harder to find.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1893 CC $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 685 715 740 835 1200 1475 1700 2000 2500 2900 3750 4850 8500 19500 42500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 683
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/20/2006 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2177, 2177/Lot# 1815 $868.00
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 2046 $6,900.00
8/17/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 402, 408/Lot# 1120 $833.75
1/30/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2147 $1,150.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9481 $3,450.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5201 $1,762.50
4/6/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 184690 $1,155.00
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9659 $940.00
  PCGS AU 58   Bonhams $2,106.00
4/27/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5848 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1303137514101438154218862009210622682464275429603345376548176753904633333
1327138714191473165719272041216023332561282330883485411654627517904633330
0000002041216023332561282330883485411654627517904633300
0000002074221423992657289132173625446661088282904633300
1893 CC $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1379145414901520162819852113221423812585288530993496393050157008936133333
1404146615001556174720282147227024492685295632313641429256797792936133330
0000002147227024492685295632313641429256797792936133300
0000002180232525172785302833643785465363448577936133300
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