Heritage Auctions CSNS 2011
David Akers (1975/88): The 1893-CC is the last Half Eagle from this popular mint. It is also one of the most common, ranking in overall rarity with the 1882-CC, 1890-CC and 1892-CC. It is considerably more rare than the 1891-CC. Although most known specimens are circulated (VF and EF are typical) the 1893-CC is also available in strictly uncirculated condition. However, gem quality mint state pieces are very scarce.
Julian Leidman 8/1969 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1261 - Brian Hendelson - Superior 3/2000:903 - Nevada Collection - Teletrade 8/2000 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11019, $18,400