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    1870-CC Liberty Half Eagle, AU53
    Low-Mintage, First-Year Issue

    1870-CC $5 AU53 PCGS. Variety 1-A. The 1870-CC Liberty half eagle represents the first year of coinage operations at the famous Carson City Mint. From a small mintage of 7,675 pieces, most of the coins circulated heavily in the regional economy at the time of issue and few were saved for numismatic purposes. Accordingly, the 1870-CC is one of the most challenging issues of the series in terms of both absolute and condition rarity. The present coin exhibits just a touch of actual wear on the well-detailed design elements and the strike is above average for the issue. This coin is an early die state, with strongly impressed central devices. The attractive orange-gold surfaces are lightly abraded and overall visual appeal is strong. Population: 4 in 53, 6 finer (1/17).
    From The R. Thayer Sheets Yorktown Collection.(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25WA, PCGS# 8320)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    April, 2017
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