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    1881-CC Half Eagle, AU58
    Underrated Carson City Issue

    1881-CC $5 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1-A. David Akers called the 1881-CC half eagle "a very rare coin in any condition but for some unknown reason it has received little recognition as a rarity. It is by far the rarest Carson City Half Eagle after 1878 and, in fact, it is fully in the same rarity class as the dates from 1871 to 1877." Of the 13,886 pieces struck, it would not be unreasonable to suggest of survivorship of less than 150 coins, maybe fewer. The issue is certainly rare in this high grade. Orange-gold surfaces display generally strong detail. Luster glows around the devices of this near-Mint Carson City half eagle. Population: 13 in 58, 5 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25XE, PCGS# 8356)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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