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1879-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8349

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,281
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 MS-61.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 717, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage auction, June 1996, Lot 7347 - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 616, illustrated, sold for $10,925.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 522, illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4027, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7263, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Fine/VF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1557, sold for $460.00

ANACS VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 920, sold for $391.00

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