1881-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8356
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
13,886
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 115 R-7.8 23 / 106 TIE 63 / 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 115
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 63 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS62 estimated grade

Martin F. Kortjohn Collection - Stack's 10/1979:201 - Bowers & Ruddy's 9/1981:1582 - Winthrop Carner - Dr. Larry Cutler Collection - Doug Winter and Lee Minshull, 11/1996 - Chicago Collection - Morgan Collection of Branch Mint Gold - Stack's 1/2007:5190 - William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7692, $48,875 - Rusty Goe, 8/2011 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11012, $43,125

4 MS61 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1333, not sold

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS62 estimated grade

Martin F. Kortjohn Collection - Stack's 10/1979:201 - Bowers & Ruddy's 9/1981:1582 - Winthrop Carner - Dr. Larry Cutler Collection - Doug Winter and Lee Minshull, 11/1996 - Chicago Collection - Morgan Collection of Branch Mint Gold - Stack's 1/2007:5190 - William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7692, $48,875 - Rusty Goe, 8/2011 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11012, $43,125

#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1333, not sold

David Akers (1975/88):

The 1881-CC is a very rare coin in any condition but for some unknown reason it has received little recognition as a rarity. It is by far the rarest Carson City Half Eagle after 1878 and, in fact, it is fully in the same rarity class as the dates from 1871 to 1877. As the auction data clearly shows, the 1881-CC is extremely difficult to locate better than EF and I have seen only two or three with any claim to mint state, none of them choice. In my opinion, this date, along with the 1883-CC, 1884-CC, 1894-S and 1895-S, are among the most underrated Half Eagles after 1878.