1880-CC $5.00 NGC AU58 CAC

This is exactly the sort of coin that I like: a bright, intensely lustrous slider that has more eye appeal than just about any example of this date that you are likely to find in an MS61 holder. But the real beauty of this coin is its high degree of value: an MS61 is going to cost you $11,000-13,000. And the 1880-CC half eagle, while a scarce and desirable issue, is really not a coin that I would suggest spending five figures on unless you are compelled to build a Condition Census level quality set of CC half eagles. This coin probably saw no real circulation but it has a slight amount of friction on the high spots. It is well struck and very lustrous with light rose overtones atop choice surfaces. As is the case with this date, it is extremely well struck on both the obverse and reverse. A great type coin for the collector who wants to own one high quality pre-1890 half eagle from this mint.