Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 153,950
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.81 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 CC 50C MS obverse 1871 CC 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The second year of Carson City half dollar production and an even more difficult issue than its mintage of 159,950 pieces would suggest, especially in lesser worn grades. This is a rare issue in all grades and it becomes quite challenging in About Uncirculated. In Mint State, the 1871-CC half dollar is a great rarity with just three or four known.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1871 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 62


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10/22/2009 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 700 $2,990.00
3/6/2011 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 3025, 3025/Lot# 1691 $488.75
1/8/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9037 $763.75
2/16/2014 PCGS FA 2   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171273 $220.00
6/22/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 201700 $8,800.00
9/4/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4142 $1,997.50
11/2/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10386 $475.00
5/31/2015 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20392 $2,643.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20111031421165820873281340640484389532663246820725882009918123781152925365387796000593877107339
5021209150018012485332336204162470156596489696675728773107381237816141298364585471296983640
0000003620416247015659648969667572877310738123781614129836458547129600
0000003834427550145991665571127886934511558123782075334308529308258600
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