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1871-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8323
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
20,770
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 150 R-7.5 31 / 106 TIE 79 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 150
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 79 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 estimated grade

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries (Jeff Garrett) - Gulfcoast Rare Coins - Heritage 7/1997:7686 - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries - Kingswood 6/1998:676 - Jason Carter and Chris Napolitano - Spectrum Numismatics and Kevin Lipton, 7/1999 - Doug Winter - Nevada Collection - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11002, $63,250

3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4528, $48,468.75

4 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 estimated grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade

Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries (Jeff Garrett) - Gulfcoast Rare Coins - Heritage 7/1997:7686 - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries - Kingswood 6/1998:676 - Jason Carter and Chris Napolitano - Spectrum Numismatics and Kevin Lipton, 7/1999 - Doug Winter - Nevada Collection - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11002, $63,250

#3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4528, $48,468.75

AU58 PCGS grade #4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 estimated grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1871-CC is rare in all grades but it is more often available than any of the other rare dates from this Mint between 1970 and 1878 except the 1874-CC. Almost all known specimens are well worn, Fine or VF being typical, and the 1871-CC ranked 11th in the series in rarity according to average grade. Strictly graded EF or AU specimens are very rare and I have seen only two examples that I would consider to be uncirculated.
Ron Guth:

A fresh analysis of the 1871-CC Half Eagle shows a coin with one of the highest certified populations in the 1867-1877 period. Among the CC issues from the 1870s, the 1871-CC and the 1874-CC are the least rare, with virtually identical populations. The 1871-CC Half Eagle is seen most frequently in XF45. AU examples are quite scarce and Mint State examples are exceedingly rare. At this level, not much has changed since Akers recorded his observations for this date in the 1970s. Overlall, this is one of the most desirable and popular dates from this era.