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1870-CC $5 VG10 PCGS. The first Half Eagle issue from the ...

2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 4, 2004
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Collectible 1870-CC Half Eagle
1870-CC $5 VG10 PCGS. The first Half Eagle issue from the fledgling Carson City Mint, and also the rarest, although the 1878-CC is nearly as difficult. Only 7,675 pieces were struck, and these circulated for years with no regard given to their numismatic importance. This deep golden-brown example has some remaining definition on the left (facing) wing. The legends are clear, although the tops of UNITED and AMERICA have faded into the rim. A few faint marks, but nothing of relevance for the grade. An affordable representative of this famous Carson City rarity.
From The Barry Donnell Collection. (#8320) (NGC ID# 25WA, PCGS# 8320)

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