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    AU53 1870-CC Half Eagle
    First-Year Carson City Coin

    1870-CC $5 AU53 PCGS. The Carson City Mint began formal coinage operations in 1870, and all the first-year issues from that Mint are prizes in their respective series. The smallest gold coin struck at Carson City was the half eagle, which saw a mintage of 7,675 pieces, including this lightly circulated AU53 example. The yellow-orange surfaces retain considerable luster, especially at the obverse margins and reverse. Both sides show light but distinct wear. The reverse shows considerable striking softness and a copper spot at the rim just to the right of the second S in STATES, but the overall eye appeal is solid. Population: 3 in 53, 7 finer (7/11).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25WA, PCGS# 8320)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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