1872-CC 50C XF40 Certification #13987718, PCGS #6334
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.