1876-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6353
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,956,000
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 450 R-6.1 10 / 45 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 22 / 45 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 20 / 45 TIE 63 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 45
65 or Better 20 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 63 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Rusty Goe, 1/2008 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11088, $18,400

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98518, $17,625 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 10/2001

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:5086, $7,638

9 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Rusty Goe, 1/2008 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11088, $18,400

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98518, $17,625 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 10/2001

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:5086, $7,638

#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1876, employees at the Carson City Mint produced a record number of nearly two million Half Dollars, a number they would never meet or exceed again. From a relative standpoint, this makes the 1876-CC Half Dollar a common to semi-scarce coin, but it always commands a premium in the market because of the mintmark on the reverse. PCGS has certified scores of Mint State examples between MS63 and MS64. Gems are rare but not extraordinarily so. Anything better than MS65 is a condition-rarity.

Many 1876-CC Half Dollars show a frosty or creamy luster. Conversely, there are quite very few Prooflilke examples. One example has been called a Proof, though the market gave it no grand premium when it sold as part of the George Byers Collection in 2006. In a 1991 certification letter, Walter Breen called the coin a Proof. Bill Bugert discusses this coin (and other Prooflike 1876-CC Half Dollars) in his book, "A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume 2: Carson City Brtanch Mint." Though Bugert comes short of calling the coin a Proof, he agrees "...it does have proof-like qualities" and that "...this coin may have been prepared specially for the centennial celebrations of the founding of the United States of America." The existence of Proof 1876-CC Dimes makes the possibility of a Proof 1876-CC Half Dollar a tantalizing possibility.