Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1420000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
205
Pop Lower
283
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 21 / 45 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 39 / 45 113 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade