1890-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8376
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
53,800
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 675 R-5.6 45 / 106 153 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 52 / 106 TIE 153 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 675
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 106
60 or Better 52 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 153 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 153 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6670, $66,125

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Douglas Winter, sold privately in 5/2002 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11016, $46,000

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1337, $9,775

3 MS64 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9466, $10,350

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6670, $66,125

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Douglas Winter, sold privately in 5/2002 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11016, $46,000

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1337, $9,775

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9466, $10,350

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

David Akers wrote accurately when he noted that Gem quality 1890-CC Half Eagles are "rather rare." In fact, any 1890-CC Half Eagle is extremely rare in grades above MS64. The most impressive example of this date is the PCGS MS66 that sold all the way back in 2004 in a Heritage auction for $66,125. That example has not re-appeared on the market since then, and it would easily carry into six figures today.

David Akers (1975/88):

The 1890-CC is scarce, but not rare, in all grades. As a date, the 1890-CC is a bit more scarce than the 1882-CC but it is easier to locate in strictly uncirculated condition than the 1882-CC. It is comparable overall to the 1892-CC and 1893-CC and much more rare than the 1891-CC. Although many known specimens are only VF or EF, AU and even strictly uncirculated specimens can be obtained. However, gem quality mint state pieces are rather rare.