1877-CC 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6356
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,420,000
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 700 R-5.6 21 / 45 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 39 / 45 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 45
65 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6356 (MS) 67+

Stack's 1/2007:689, $43,700 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade

John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2044, $16,500

3 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #6356 (MS)     66
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7374, $24,438

3 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 5/2003:6770, $11,500

 
	PCGS #6356 (MS) 67+ 
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Stack's 1/2007:689, $43,700 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67 estimated grade

John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2044, $16,500

PCGS #6356 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7374, $24,438

#3 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 5/2003:6770, $11,500

Ron Guth:

The 1877-CC Half Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1876-CC, but the numbers of certified examples of each is very similar. However, there are far more Mint State examples of the 1877-CC, which raises the question, "Why." This was not the final year of Half Dollar production at the Carson City, nor was there any reason to expect that collector demand increased substantially in one year. Was there a mini-hoard of Mint State examples discovered after-the-fact? Whatever the reason, this is a great opportunity for collectors to obtain nice examples from this scarce Mint at a price that offers good value. MS63 and MS64 examples exist in nearly equal quantities. Gems are reasonably common, and even MS66's can be found with relative ease. Anything better is an extreme rarity.

1877-CC Half Dollars are generally well-made, with a strong strike and clean surfaces.