PCGS 6356 - 1877-CC 50C
This issue is common for the type. This "with motto" variety was struck 1866-91. Arrows were added to the date 1873-74 to indicate a slight change to the weight, from 12.44 g to 12.5 g. The Carson City mint struck half dollars 1870-78, of which only the 1875-77 issues can be considered affordable.
Recorded mintage: 1,420,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, .361 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, designed by Christian Gobrecht.
Catalog reference: KM A99.
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- Wiley, Randy, and Bill Bugert, The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Virginia Beach, VA: DLRC Press, 1993.
- Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.