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    1873-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle, XF45
    Second-Rarest of the Carson City Fives

    1873-CC $5 XF45 NGC. Variety 2-A. Rare and desirable in any grade, just 7,416 pieces were produced of this underappreciated half eagle, the lowest mintage of any Carson City five dollar gold except for the 1876-CC date. The number of survivors is about equal to the 1870-CC five, although this issue doesn't always draw as much attention. Two die pairs were used to strike the small mintage, with Variety 2-A being the rare, high mintmark variant as demonstrated by this coin.

    Orange-gold toning with some remaining mint luster surrounds the olive-gold centers of this moderately circulated half eagle. Few abrasions are seen on the smooth, attractive surfaces. A bit of central softness on the eagle exceeds the expected wear, but overall the devices are strong for the grade. This is an appealing Choice XF example of this elusive Carson City five. Census: 7 in 45, 9 finer (11/19).
    Ex: Donald E. Bently Collection (Heritage, 3/2014), lot 30330.
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25WL, PCGS# 8331)

    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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    January, 2020
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