1871-CC $5 XF45 Certification #25325501, PCGS #8323

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

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.

21.65 millimeters
Christian Gobrecht
8.24 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 150 R-7.5 31 / 106 TIE 79 / 218 TIE
All Grades 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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