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Lot 2326

1871-CC $5 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. NGC holder 394886-008. Plenty of luster present. Light yellow gold. A landmark offering of a very rare coin. Ex Heritage 9/2003:7982. Winter 1-B. The earlier sale describes this handsome piece accordingly: "Although its mintage of 20,770 pieces is comparatively high for a Carson City Half Eagle, the '71-CC is a difficult issue in all grades and a significant condition rarity, with pieces grading as high as XF representing an extremely desirable grade for the issue. In the Akers' book on Half Eagles and in the Winter/Cutler reference on Carson City gold coins, just two Mint State 1871-CC fives are mentioned by the authors, the best known being the Akers' plate coin, a veteran of two apostrophe sales (Auction '79 and Auction '80). This Condition Census representative is a bright yellow-gold with adequate sharpness on the central details. A pair of tiny round marks above the top arrow point could serve as a pedigree marker in the future." Pop 4; 2 finer; 1 in 61; 1 in 63.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 22,000.


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