PCGS Auction Prices
1879-CC Liberty Half Eagle
|Stack's Bowers||Auction||The March 2012 Baltimore Auction||Mar-2012||1879-CC Liberty Half Eagle. MS-60 (NGC). Fully brilliant with ample luster in the fields and the expected sharp strike. The surfaces are clean with minimal signs of bag handling and a few faint wispy lines. The planchet is bright yellow-gold throughout and free of streaks or copper specks. Mintage for the year stalled out after 17,281 were coined. From that number the two major grading services have certified 11 coins at most as Mint State, the finest as MS-62. With the ever growing number of specialists, many focusing on the coins of the Carson City Mint, these condition rarities are highly sought after when they come to market.
Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers
It is a curious fact that among Carson City gold the $20 pieces are far and away the most collectible at the Mint State level. Even so, there are a number of rarities in the double eagle series. Half eagles as a class are very elusive. The present coin is quite nice, and I expect there will be a lot of interest as it crosses the auction block.