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Lot 1753

1882-CC. NGC graded MS-61. Only 82,817 minted of which merely 525 examples are estimated to have survived. Well struck and frosty. A splendid specimen of the 1882-CC, a Carson City half eagle that, when seen, is more often than not below the Mint State level, often several steps below. The present piece has outstanding eye-appeal and color here, with no unusual marks. It is quite choice in fact, particularly in the context of Carson City coinage, where most extant gold coins of smaller denominations show extensive surface abrasion. The present piece is a pure "find" for the advanced collector.

Only a single die pair has been observed for the 1882-CC. On the obverse a die scratch is seen through IB (LIBERTY), interrupted, then from the top of R down to the right through TY. On the reverse, on high-grade specimens as this, there are some die finish striae within the vertical shield stripes. On some later strikes, not seen here, the dies lightly clashed, and minor evidence of this shows near the eagle. Pop 16; 6 finer, 5 in 62, 1 in 63 (PCGS # 8359) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.

Realized $8,165

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