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1872-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
6334
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
257,000
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 250 R-6.6 7 / 45 16 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 3 / 45 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 45 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 6
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 45
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 45
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 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 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:3533, $23,000 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11083, $54,625

1 MS63 PCGS grade
Major William Boerum Wetmore Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:369 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2019, $27,500 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:163, $26,450 - Heritage 8/1999:6289 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:580, $39,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30514, $57,281.25
 
In the Eliasberg catalog, the 1872-CC Half Dollar (Lot 2019) was attributed to the Harlan P. Smith Collection, sold by S.H. & H. Chapman in 5/1906, however, the named and priced H.P. Smith catalog on the Newman Portal shows no 1872-CC Half Dollars
3 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade PCGS #6334 (MS)     58
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 estimated grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7107, $19,550

10 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3682, $6,325

45 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
MS63 PCGS grade #1 MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:3533, $23,000 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11083, $54,625

#1 MS63 PCGS grade
Major William Boerum Wetmore Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:369 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2019, $27,500 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:163, $26,450 - Heritage 8/1999:6289 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:580, $39,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30514, $57,281.25
 
In the Eliasberg catalog, the 1872-CC Half Dollar (Lot 2019) was attributed to the Harlan P. Smith Collection, sold by S.H. & H. Chapman in 5/1906, however, the named and priced H.P. Smith catalog on the Newman Portal shows no 1872-CC Half Dollars
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
PCGS #6334 (MS)     58 #5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7107, $19,550

#10 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3682, $6,325

AU58 PCGS grade #45 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1872-CC Half Dollar is a popular date because of a low mintage (257,000 coins) and the always-desirable "CC" mintmark. Most of this date went into circulation, with few examples saved by collectors. The very few Mint State examples that have survived are at the low end of the scale (MS61 to MS63).

According to Bill Bugert, nine distinct die varieties comprise the entire mintage for this datre. Interestingly, the reverse dies used to strike all of these varieties were from previous years, despite the fact that three fresh reverse dies came in from Philadelphia in 1872.

The strike quality of this date is generally good. Luster ranges from frosty to Prooflike.