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: $5.74 (12/18/2014)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1875 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 110 170 255 400 400 600 735 1100 1500 1675 1900 2500 3250 4900 10500 37500 - - - -
$ 450 650 800 1200 1650 1775 2100 2750 3600 6000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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1/15/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0911, 911/Lot# 1398 $207.10
10/30/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Online Session #429, 429/Lot# 8415 $920.00
1/26/2014 PCGS   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1369 $998.75
6/9/2014 NGC G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20384 $45.83
6/16/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20391 $129.25
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
6/23/2014 NGC G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20267 $45.83
9/28/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/28/2014, 194/Lot# 215125 $2,943.60
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10400 $486.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16714317523740950759776085698610661206145017302885374767871050116428259601
2392153195294441537651792899101211121287154321153172476080251247619605259600
00000053765179289910121112128715432115317247608025124761960500
00000056770582494210391159136816362500345957739263144522278200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 986
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 190
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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