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1882-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8359

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 82,817
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 1882-CC Half Eagle is scarce, but can be obtained fairly readily in just about any circulated grade, including About Uncirculated.  At the Mint State level, the 1882-CC becomes extremely rare; only a handful of Uncirculated examples are known.

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-62's.

The mintmark on the 1882-CC Half Eagle is of the same "Large Letters" type introduced in 1881.

Recent appearances:
"Net MS-60".  Ex - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc. "Lexington collection", January 1994, Lot 1411 - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 619, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 545, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  Purchased from Lester Merkin, June 26, 1967

ICG AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 154, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1429, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9004, not plated, not sold

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