1872-CC HALF DOLLAR
PCGS No: 6334
Circulation strikes: 257,000
by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes,
executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.4 grams)
(for Carson City) below the eagle on the reverse
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-63's.
Ronald J. Gillio relates the
following story: "The 1970s. Carson City Mint Corner
Stone Find containing 2 (two) 1873-CC Seated Dollars in BU condition,
purchased from Frank Roza, Jr. in Carson City, Nevada, which I purchased
for $10,00 each -- a big price at the time. Here is the story I was
told by Frank at the time: A man came into his store one day, produced an
old Prince Edward Tobacco can that contained old "CC" Mint
coins. Inside were one 1872-CC 50C AU, three 1873-CC Dollars (two
BU, one AU), "CC" dimes, quarters and halves and other
miscellaneous items from the 1870s. When Frank asked the guy where
he got the can full of coins and other old Nevada items, he replied that
he was working on the reconstruction of the old Carson City Mint and found
the can inside a wall."
-- Advertisement in NUMISMATIC
NEWS, June 1, 2004, page 45
EF-45 Cleaned in the past.
Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", 02/2001: 1763, $632.00
PCGS VF-35. Heritage "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale"
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service