Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin
David Akers (1975/88): Although not as rare as the earlier Half Eagles from the Mint, the 1879-CC is nevertheless scarce in all grades. Most known specimens are only Fine or VF, and EF or AU examples are very scarce. Stricly uncirculated examples are very rare and I have seen no more than a few such pieces, none in truly gem condition.
Heritage 10/2010:4801; - Heritage 2/2011:4474 - Rusty Goe, 2/2011 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11010, $37,375