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Coins Certified as of 12/3

My Coin #16126622

1892-CC $5 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 16126622
PCGS#: 8380

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: David Akers' comments on this date are right on.  The 1892-CC is one of the most common CC-Mint Half Eagles, and it is far less common than the 1891-CC.  Less than twenty percent of the examples certified by PCGS are Mint State, and most of those are either MS62 or MS63.  The low grades are usually the result of excessive bagmarks, caused by careless conveyance as they travelled cross-country.  The very best example is an NGC MS66, believed to be the former PCGS MS65 from the 1/1990 Superior sale, where it set a record price that has not yet been beaten.

David Akers (1975/88): The 1892-CC is one of the most common Carson City Half Eagles and is approximately equal in overall rarity to the 1882-CC, 1890-CC and 1893-CC. It is decidedly more rare than the relatively common 1891-CC. Although uncirculated examples are occasionally available, VF or EF specimens are the most often encountered. Choice or gem quality pieces are rare and are seen less often than comparable quality coins dated 1890-CC or 1893-CC.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 82,968 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 50 / 106 TIE 161 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 47 / 106 TIE 147 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade   Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1339, $5,750
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade