1879-CC $5 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 10203169
PCGS#: 8349

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although not as rare as the earlier Half Eagles from the Mint, the 1879-CC is nevertheless scarce in all grades. Most known specimens are only Fine or VF, and EF or AU examples are very scarce. Stricly uncirculated examples are very rare and I have seen no more than a few such pieces, none in truly gem condition.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 17,281 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
750
2
8
1,000
4
10
1,150
45+
4,000
50+
5,000
53+
6,450
55+
8,750
58+
14,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 36 / 106 103 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 14 / 106 TIE 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2010:4801; - Heritage 2/2011:4474 - Rusty Goe, 2/2011 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11010, $37,375

2 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 MS61 PCGS grade  
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade   Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1331, $12,650