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1870-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
6328
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
54,617
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 4 / 45 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 45 1 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 45 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 45
65 or Better 1 / 45
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 8/1973:248, $13,500 - John Glenn Halsell, Jr. Collection - Stack's 3/1984:725 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:204 - Dick Osburn Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:576, $126,500 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7101, $172,500 - Rusty Goe - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11081, $109,250

2 MS62 PCGS grade

“Anderson-DuPont” Collection - Stack's 11/1954:2189 - Charles Cass Collection - Stack's 11/1957 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1858 - Donald Groves Collection - Stack's 11/1974:441 - Robison Collection - Stack's 2/1982:1694 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:624, $161,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98509, $129,250

3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5254, $88,125

3 MS61 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 8/1973:248, $13,500 - John Glenn Halsell, Jr. Collection - Stack's 3/1984:725 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:204 - Dick Osburn Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:576, $126,500 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7101, $172,500 - Rusty Goe - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11081, $109,250

#2 MS62 PCGS grade

“Anderson-DuPont” Collection - Stack's 11/1954:2189 - Charles Cass Collection - Stack's 11/1957 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1858 - Donald Groves Collection - Stack's 11/1974:441 - Robison Collection - Stack's 2/1982:1694 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:624, $161,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98509, $129,250

#3 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5254, $88,125

#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1870 was the first year in which the Carson City Mint went into production of U.S. coins. In it's first year, mintages of every denomination were very low, creating instant rarities across the board. Though the Half Dollar had the largest mintage of the group, it remains a great rarity today. For anyone collecting this series, the 1870-CC Half Dollar is one of the toughest of all the dates. From About Good to Extremely Fine, the 1870-CC Half Dollar is available -- for a price. In AU and better grades, this is an extreme rarity. Only a tiny handful of Mint State 1870-CC Half Dollars exist, and no Gem or better example has been seen.