1872-CC Gold Half Eagle PCGS XF-45

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1872-CC Gold Half Eagle PCGS XF-45

18,950.00

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Mintage: 16,980

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Everything about this exceptional piece is screaming out that it is Almost Uncirculated in terms of its condition rating. The color on both sides oozes with warm golden-orange hues. Luster bounces off its surfaces like the rays of the sun reflect off of a trash-can lid. The details, which are typically weak on examples of this date, are struck up more sharply than usual. And just when you view the coin at arm’s length, it looks like any other AU-50 specimen of a “CC” $5 gold piece from the 1870s.

Could contact marks account for PCGS’s stubbornness in not nudging the grade up a notch? The coin definitely displays scattered abrasions on the obverse and reverse, but no more than typically seen on AU specimens, and certainly none that anyone would claim a foul over.

So, as it is, we are offering a very high end XF-45 1872-CC $5 gold piece for a premium price (because we paid a higher price for it because we loved it); and we will always remind ourselves that no more than 125 or so of these exist in all grades.