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Obverse of 1875-CC Half Eagle     Reverse of 1875-CC Half Eagle


1875-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8337

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,828
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 is a single MS-61.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 612, illustrated, sold for $16,100.00

AU-50 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2224 at $4,600.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2347 at $3,680.00  From the sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II, October 1999, Lot 1203

ANACS Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1269, illustrated, not sold

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 527, "Doubled Die Reverse", illustrated, sold for $862.50  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, May 14, 1968

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 528, "Doubled Die Reverse", illustrated, sold for $805.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 2136

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