Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,008,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.35 (7/30/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 CC 50C MS obverse 1875 CC 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Compared to the Carson City Mint's half dollar output in 1874 of 59,000 pieces, 1875-CC half dollar production skyrocketed to 1,008,000 coins. In fact, more half dollars were manufactured in Carson City in 1875 than that mint had produced in the five preceding years combined.

Though not a major rarity in the Carson City series, the 1875-CC is much scarcer than the date's mintage would suggest. Indeed, mid- and high-grade Mint State examples are quite elusive, as can be gleaned from certified population figures, fewer than 50 specimens have been graded MS64 or better.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1875 CC 50C MS
Base $ 65.00 110 170 255 400 600 735 1100 1500 1900 2500 3250 4900 10500 37500 - - - -
$ 450 650 800 1200 1650 2100 2750 3600 6000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/1996 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Bullet Sale #160, 160/Lot# 338 $990.00
8/14/2011 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/14/2011, 131/Lot# 14880 $68.20
9/4/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1274 $219.00
10/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8560 $517.50
12/16/2012 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 2441 $264.50
4/29/2013 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3428, 3428/Lot# 1704 $76.38
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4232 $7,637.50
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1190/Lot# 33737 $1,997.50
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 678 $750.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30517 $35,250.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC 50C MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2124
Owner: G & R coins
Grade: VG 8
Points: 395
Owner: Carl Beeson
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