Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 62,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.93 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 CC 50C MS obverse 1878 CC 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Under the provisions of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, the government was obligated to purchase between two and four million ounces of newly mined silver each month. This was the basis for the heavily produced Morgan dollar, which was primarily minted to turn all this silver into coin form. As a result, the focus of the mints turned to producing Morgan dollars, and it stayed there for the next 10+ years. In 1878, two major rarities were created in the half dollar series because of the diversion away from subsidiary coinage to the new dollars: the 1878-CC and the 1878-S. Both were low mintage issues, the Carson City coin only had 62,000 pieces struck, while the S-mint had even fewer with a mere 12,000 halves produced.

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1878 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 49
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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9/8/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2582, 2582/Lot# 1232 $16,675.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3155 $11,040.00
2/27/2014 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3527 $1,997.50
6/4/2014 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3951 $1,057.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30520 $64,625.00
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4511 $4,465.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5374 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 CC 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366175320872727300934063564429045124817546657476048640071388515109191492021332310044576353754
82818642300282131413459380643644614503355605847616566467597931612253170572455635924484270
00000038064364461450335560584761656646759793161225317057245563592400
000000404844384715525056535948628368928056101181358619195277804084300
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Grade: VG Details
Points: 1044
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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