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Obverse of 1871-CC Half Eagle     Reverse of 1871-CC Half Eagle


1871-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8323

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,770
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS are 2 AU-58's.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3714, sold for $21,850.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty, sold in June 1997 - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 608, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

ICG AU-55 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2219 at $7,475.00 "to the book"

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 510, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00  Purchased from World Wide Coin Investments, October 20, 1972

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 511, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00  From Superior's sale of February 1973, Lot 484

ICG VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4026, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS VG-10.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2345 at $632.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

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