1873-CC $5 AU55 Certification #25514967, PCGS #8331
Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin
David Akers (1975/88)The 1873-CC has the second lowest mintage of any Carson City Half Eagle. It is a very rare date in any condition and extremely rare as high as EF. I have seen one piece that was very close to uncirculated but none that have actually reached that level. As a date, the 1873-CC is more rare than the 1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1874-CC, 1876-CC and 1877-CC and is comparable to the 1875-CC. It is not quite as rare as either the 1870-CC or the 1878-CC. When available, the 1873-CC is almost always well worn, i.e. VF or less. All 1873-CC Half Eagles have a Closed 3 in the date.
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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