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: $5.69 (10/9/2015)
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: 9/17/2015

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Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 63

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
3/17/1999 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 1144, 1144/Lot# 1522 $1,350.00
9/9/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction Session(4)", 1129/Lot# 8113 $862.50
9/19/2010 PCGS VF 25   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3651 $7,200.00
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
9/25/2013 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3853 $2,585.00
1/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4912 $3,055.00
6/4/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3942 $3,055.00
8/8/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4085 $8,225.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC 50C MS
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