Dave Crouthers Grand Gold Coins
David Akers (1975/88): The 1876-CC has the lowest mintage of any Carson City Mint Half Eagle. It is not the rarest, however, but is of approximately the same rarity as the 1971-CC, 1972-CC and 1877-CC and a little more rare than the 1874-CC. It is not as rare as the 1870-CC, 1873-CC, 1875-CC, or 1878-CC. Almost all known specimens are well circulated with VF being typical.
S.H. & H. Chapman Brothers, 1893 - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:540, $26,400 - Melnick 11/1983 - Joe Kuehnert - Andy Lustig - David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1395 - Superior 5/1990:5598 (as NGC MS65), $121,000 - Superior 5/1991:1390 - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:613, $138,000 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11007, $477,250 - Stack's/Bowers 5/2015:63, not sold