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: $384.01 (2/18/2020)
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: 9/11/2019

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1893 CC $5 MS
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Base $ 735 775 800 900 1250 1450 1600 1700 1950 2500 4000 6000 9000 25000 32500 - - - - -
$ - - - 1800 2200 - - 6750 13000 28500 - - - -
1893 CC $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 5500 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 703
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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: 2/18/2020 1893 CC $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-15164731661312131565632484-----699
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---------1--11-1------4
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Total--1-15164731661322131566642494-----703
 --0%-2%2%7%4%9%19%30%2%9%9%3%1%1%----- 
1893 CC $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-11--------4
------------1---------1
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Total----------2-21--------5
 ----------40%-40%20%-------- 

NGC Registry

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