This nicely detailed mid-range AU example would make an excellent type coin for the double eagle collector due to its very clean surfaces. Both sides show light rose color and have a good amount of luster.
There are just five half eagles from this decade made at the Carson City mint. The 1880-CC and 1882-CC are common while the 1883-CC and 1884-CC are moderately scarce and the 1881-CC is very scarce to rare. The 1884-CC is a real rarity in Uncirculated and for most collectors a nice AU is about as choice as they can wish for. Many 1884-CC half eagles graded AU50 to AU55 are bright and unoriginal and this is one of the few "ultra-dirty" examples that I have seen. It was recently found in Europe and graded by PCGS at their Paris office. The surfaces show deep green-gold color that is accentuated by underlying rose and orange-gold hues. There have been no auction records for this date in PCGS AU50 since September 2008 and only five total since 2000. A special coin for the sophisticated Carson City collector.