Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 54,617
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.47 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 CC 50C MS obverse 1870 CC 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The premier U.S. Half Dollar produced in the Carson City Mint, the 1870-CC is among the rarest issues in the Seated Liberty series with only 54,617 pieces struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1870 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 3250 4600 7000 14375 14375 29500 39000 55000 65000 95000 - 160000 - - - - - - - -
$ 16000 32500 44000 60000 70000 105000 - 175000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/17/1999 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 1144, 1144/Lot# 1522 $1,350.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 409 $8,510.00
8/11/2011 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(3), 1158/Lot# 4335 $2,530.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3052 $4,312.50
8/12/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 66747 $3,527.70
2/24/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 740, 749/Lot# 1189 $3,575.00
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 176528 $1,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base62094913451843288546305491616967407077753278087960815384281078813606244633449349470721091
729108115112190346649175717635968527228762478588024824492141172717225278063948557016721090
000000571763596852722876247858802482449214117271722527806394855701600
0000005943654969647380771679098088833610001126662084431149444776456200
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