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1871-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
6331
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
153,950
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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 5 R-9.7 3 / 45 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 45 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 45
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 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 8/1973:252 - Stack's 3/1978:379 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:208 - Doug Noblet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:160 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11082, $80,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98486, $76,375

2 MS64 estimated grade

Stack's, sold privately in 7/1980 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:633, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2006:587, $18,400

3 MS62 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:578, $43,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98688 - Heritage 1/2017:5668, $37,600

4 MS60 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7169, $15,525

5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack 8/1973:252 - Stack's 3/1978:379 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:208 - Doug Noblet - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:160 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11082, $80,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98486, $76,375

#2 MS64 estimated grade

Stack's, sold privately in 7/1980 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:633, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2006:587, $18,400

#3 MS62 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:578, $43,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98688 - Heritage 1/2017:5668, $37,600

#4 MS60 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7169, $15,525

#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1871-CC Half Dollar is one of the scarcest and most popular dates in the entire series. The mintage is a mere 153,950 coins. Combined with the remote location of the Carson City Mint and the difficulty collectors had in obtaining examples for their collections, it is a real challenge to find this date in any grade at all. In Mint State, the 1871-CC Half Dollar is a fantastic condition rarity and the few that exist are at the lower end of the scale. It's hard to say what these coins looked like when they were fresh off the press, but the former Pryor-"Battle Born"-Gardner coin gives us one clue. That coin has a fully Prooflike obverse, a frosty reverse and, in the past, it has been called a "one-sided Proof."