1882-CC Gold Half Eagle PCGS MS-62

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1882-CC Gold Half Eagle PCGS MS-62

28,500.00

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Mintage: 82,817

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The 1882-CC half eagle is the highest mintage date of this denomination from the 1880s at the Carson City branch. Still, we estimated that only about 1% of its original production number survive today. Most of these examples are in various states of circulated conditions. Possibly no more than 25 to 40 1882-CC $5 gold pieces exist in Mint State. The piece offered here is one of the finest known survivors in that grade range.

PCGS reports that it has certified six examples of this date as MS-62s, with none higher. NGC lists eight MS-62 submission events, with a lone MS-63 at the top of the condition census. We have no way of knowing if these combined population totals account for resubmissions of the same coins and crossovers from one service or the other.

We can’t imagine that any of the other Mint State examples of this date (including the MS-63) surpasses the eye appeal of the one offered here. It displays bright golden-orange color and has detail equal to that seen on the more common 1891-CC half eagles. Small contact marks scattered here and there remind us how impossible it is to find perfection in the “CC” gold series, especially among the pre-1890 dates. This coin belongs in one of the finest sets of Carson City $5 gold pieces