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1893-CC FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8384

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 60,000
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 1893-CC Half Eagles graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, August 1994 - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 624, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7628, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4036, illustrated, sold for $719.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 559, illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, May 14, 1968

AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5689, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 560, not illustrated, sold for $529.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, July 26, 1967

EF-45, Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7111, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1760, not plated, sold for $345.00

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9020, not plated, unsold

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