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    1879-CC Half Eagle, AU58
    Rarely Encountered Finer

    1879-CC $5 AU58 NGC. Variety 1-A. The 1879-CC half eagle had a mintage of 17,281 pieces. Doug Winter writes in Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint that this is the first Carson City half eagle that is relatively easy to obtain, especially in lower grades. He goes on to say, however, that it is very scarce in the higher circulated grades and extremely rare in Mint State, an assessment substantiated by the certified population data.

    The near-Mint coin here offered retains slight luster and displays bright, brass-gold patina. An impressive strike leaves strong definition on the design elements, except for the typical weakness on the upper-left obverse denticles. A few minor circulation abrasions are of little consequence. Census: 27 in 58, 8 finer (7/16).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25X8, PCGS# 8349)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
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