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1878-CC Half Dollar, AU50, WB-101
Very Scarce, Low Production Issue

1878-CC 50C AU50 PCGS. WB-101. Medium Mintmark. Identifiable as a 101 by the lower second C in the mintmark. This is an early die state as seen by the lack of die cracking, but the 101 variety is confirmed by the presence of die lumps on each of Liberty's calves. This variety is almost impossible to locate in AU.
The 1878-CC is a very scarce mintmarked half, and scarce for the same reason as the 1878-S: Passage of the Bland-Allison Act diverted the Mint's attention to the production of silver dollars rather than subsidiary coinage. This is a slightly circulated example that has original deep blue-gray toning overall and a slight undertone of reddish patina. A few field marks are scattered over each side, but none are singularly remarkable.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KP, PCGS# 6359)

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