Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,420,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 CC 50C MS obverse 1877 CC 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was a relatively generous mintage of half dollars for the Carson City Mint, second only to its production the previous year. Examples are common in all circulated grades and only moderately scarce in Mint State. These coins were also well made, with good strikes and only light signs of overused dies.

Some 15 die marriages are known for 1877-CC, these the product of 12 obverse and 13 reverse dies. Three of the reverses display the Small CC mintmark of 1873-74, with the remainder having the Medium CC mintmark that debuted in 1875. Of the latter dies, just two were taken from the old hub of 1866, and these Type 1 coins are more scarce than those of the new Type 2 hub. The difference in rarity is not great enough to attract interest beyond series specialists, but NGC will attribute these reverses under its VarietyPlus Service. All 1877-CC half dollars have 143 edge reeds.

A minor repunched date variety is known (WB-104), and this has the Type 2 reverse with Medium CC mintmark.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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1877 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 120 130 260 425 585 725 900 1010 1250 1430 1750 2200 3800 5700 12000 32000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1950 2700 4200 7750 16000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1877 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base81189201198810165925384317511--262
--------------11------2
-------------2---1----3
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Total81189201198810165927394417611--267
 3 %4 %3 %3 %7 %4 %3 %3 %3 %4 %6 %2 %3 %10 %15 %16 %6 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1877 CC 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------21------3
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Total--------------21------3
 --------------67 %33 %------ 

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12/15/2019 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2019 December 15 Carson City Coinage US Coins Monthly Online Auction Session(1), 60152/Lot# 92010


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2379 $1,207.50
3/28/2004 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1862, 1862/Lot# 1092 $264.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3166 $7,050.00
2/27/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7707 $352.50
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216147 $260.00
9/5/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20201 $170.38
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10406 $160.00
8/29/2018 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131836/Lot# 21443 $104.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1220330423527793856117312711393155818212048246428073313421758368153113281760727659
7425736145861681496212061312144816461897218725782976361447576608921113421209580
0000009621206131214481646189721872578297636144757660892111342100
000000106712381352150317331972232526933144391652967381102701551400
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 527
Owner: 123cents
 
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