1873-CC $5 AU55 Certification #25514967, PCGS #8331

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1873-CC has the second lowest mintage of any Carson City Half Eagle. It is a very rare date in any condition and extremely rare as high as EF. I have seen one piece that was very close to uncirculated but none that have actually reached that level. As a date, the 1873-CC is more rare than the 1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1874-CC, 1876-CC and 1877-CC and is comparable to the 1875-CC. It is not quite as rare as either the 1870-CC or the 1878-CC. When available, the 1873-CC is almost always well worn, i.e. VF or less. All 1873-CC Half Eagles have a Closed 3 in the date.
Diameter
21.65 millimeters
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
7416
Weight
8.24 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
78
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 7 / 106 TIE 29 / 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 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 8/1976:2998 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1188 - Jay Parrino's The Mint - Goldbergs 10/2000:915 - Legend Numismatics/Summit Rare Coins - Midwestern Collection via Doug Winter - Heritage 1/2011:5118, $161,000 - Battle Born Collection via Rusty Goe - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11004, $103,500

2 MS61 PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade