SOLD- $5.00 – 1876-CC PCGS EF40

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SOLD- $5.00 – 1876-CC PCGS EF40

6,250.00

Serial Number 8340.40/32607803

PCGS Lookup Number 8340

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The 1876-CC half eagle is rarer than the 1874-CC, 1875-CC and 1877-CC and is comparable to the 1872-CC in terms of overall rarity. Of the 6,887 produced, around 100-125 are known today with most in the VF-EF range. This date is characterized by inferior eye appeal and it will always be a challenge to locate one in collector grades.

This fresh-to-the-market example would grade at least EF45 if not AU50 were it not for an old vertical scrape on Liberty’s throat. The rest of the coin is exceptional with lovely natural russet color, sharp detail and no signs of harsh cleaning(s) as on so many of the surviving 1876-CC half eagles.

No PCGS EF40 example has ever sold at auction. An NGC EF45, which in my opinion was not an upgrade candidate, brought an aggressive $12,338 as Heritage 4/14: 6473.

These early date Carson City half eagles are in strong demand and the 1876-CC is a date which has proven to be popular and difficult to locate.