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1872-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8326

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,980
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

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3764, sold for $17,250.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 609, illustrated, sold for $25,875.00

Extremely Fine or perhaps a bit better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1745, plated, sold for $10,925.00

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