1876-CC $5 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -27383
PCGS#: 8340

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mitchelson (1908) Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $2200

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 6,887 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 117 R-7.8 23 / 106 TIE 63 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

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 (as PCGS MS65) - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:613, $138,000 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11007, $477,250

2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade