Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $2310
David Akers' comments on this date are right on. The 1892-CC is one of the most common CC-Mint Half Eagles, and it is far less common than the 1891-CC. Less than twenty percent of the examples certified by PCGS are Mint State, and most of those are either MS62 or MS63. The low grades are usually the result of excessive bagmarks, caused by careless conveyance as they travelled cross-country. The very best example is an NGC MS66, believed to be the former PCGS MS65 from the 1/1990 Superior sale, where it set a record price that has not yet been beaten.