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1870-CC Half Dollar, VF35
Rare, First-Year Issue From Carson City

1870-CC 50C VF35 PCGS. WB-5. The 1870-CC is the first half dollar delivery from the legendary Carson City Mint. It is also the scarcest CC-mint half dollar in terms of the total number of pieces known. Regarding condition rarity, the closest competitor is the 1878-CC. Rated an R.5 in Fine/VF by Wiley-Bugert, higher graded pieces are extremely scarce and rarely offered in the marketplace. This is a lovely, problem-free, and original example of this Carson City rarity. The surfaces are light gray overall with darker gray accents surrounding the devices. There are only a few small marks scattered over each side, none of which are of individual significance. In fact, the only surface mark that could be used as a pedigree identifier is a speck of (perhaps removable) debris just behind Liberty's ear. Well defined for the grade and evenly worn over the high points. A pleasing and attractive example of this key Carson City issue.
Ex: Santa Clara Signature (Heritage, 11/2002), lot 7351.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24K2, PCGS# 6328)

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Auction Dates
October, 2011
13th-16th
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