The 1872-CC remains one of the two Carson City half eagles that is unknown in Uncirculated (the other is the 1878-CC). Despite gradeflation and the sale of some high quality pieces in the Bass sale a decade ago, the 1872-CC is very rare in any AU grade and nearly impossible to locate above AU55. This example is one of the best 1872-CC half eagles that I have seen. It is original and very lustrous with lovely rich natural orange-gold color. There is very little actual wear noted and the strike is better than average with good detail seen at the centers.