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SERIES: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1872-CC $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
8326
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
16,980
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$146,100 • PCGS EF45 • 1-31-2004 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 92 R-8.0 18 / 106 TIE 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  

Stack's 5/1989:394 - Doug Winter and Lee Minshull, 9/1998 - Nevada Collection - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11003, $28,750.  The plate coin in “Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint” by Douglas Winter and James L. Halperin

1 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  

Stack's 5/1989:394 - Doug Winter and Lee Minshull, 9/1998 - Nevada Collection - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11003, $28,750.  The plate coin in “Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint” by Douglas Winter and James L. Halperin

1 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1872-CC is of comparable overall rarity to the 1871-CC although, in my opinion, it is a little more rare than the 1971-CC in full EF or better. I have not heard of one even close to uncirculated. Most known specimens are well worn with Fine and VF being typical.