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    1880-CC Ten Dollar, MS62
    Top Condition Census Coin
    Possibly the Finest Extant

    1880-CC $10 MS62 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-B. The first C in the mintmark is almost entirely left of the N in TEN. This Carson City issue has a relatively healthy mintage (11,190 coins) and survivorship compared to many other dates from this mint and others in the Liberty Head series, though it is by no means plentiful. While the 1880-CC can usually be found in VF through AU grades (average certified assessment is between XF45 and AU50), Mint State representatives are extremely rare. This is one of only two coins certified at this level (both NGC-graded), and there are none finer. The other MS62 has not been endorsed by CAC.

    Bright mint luster radiates over this top Condition Census example. Both sides show distinct semiprooflikeness in the fields and the strongly defined relief elements are delicately frosted, especially the central obverse. Spindly die cracks encircle the reverse. Minimally marked. We would not be surprised to see this coin break the previous record for an 1880-CC ten. An MS61 PCGS coin realized $47,437.50 in our 2007 ANA Signature sale. Census: 2 in 62, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 62, 0 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265T, PCGS# 8688)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
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