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1879-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8349
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
17,281
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 106
60 or Better 14 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 103 / 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 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

1 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
6 MS60 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1331, $12,650

7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
23 MS61 PCGS grade
#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

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 MS60 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade

Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1331, $12,650

#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#23 MS61 PCGS grade
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.