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1876-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8340

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,887
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

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Chapman Brothers, sold in 1893 - John H. Clapp, sold in 1942 - Louis Eliasberg, Sr. collection - Bowers & Ruddy auction, October 1982, Lot 540 - Melnick Sale, November 1983 - Joe Kuehnert - Andy Lustig - Auction '89 (David Akers), Lot 1395 - Superior auction, May 1990, Lot 5598 - Superior auction, May 1991, Lot 1390 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, sold in 1991 - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 613, illustrated, sold for $138,000.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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