Scarce 1870-CC Half Dollar, VG101870-CC 50C VG10 PCGS. The 1870-CC half dollar is extremely scarce overall. The present Choice VG specimen is very pleasing for the grade. Naturally patinated medium gray fields highlight the slightly lighter design elements. The issue was poorly struck to begin with, but the LTY of LIBERTY show, though weakly, as does the top of the R. All of the letters show on the reverse motto. Both sides are remarkably clean for a heavily circulated coin.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24K2, PCGS# 6328)
Weight: 12.44 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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