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    1870-CC Ten Dollar, AU Details
    Prime Carson City Rarity

    1870-CC $10 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Variety 1-B. The little sibling to the legendary 1870-CC double eagle, the 1870-CC ten dollar is one of the most highly sought-after issues in the Liberty eagle series. The Carson City Mint produced only 5,908 examples, not many more coins than of its double eagle counterpart which had a mintage of just 3,789 pieces. It is believed that fewer than 60 coins are extant, a survival estimate not much higher than that of the double eagle, which exists to the extent of 35 to 50 coins, per Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth. Also like the double eagle, the 1870-CC ten is almost always seen only in middle to lower circulated grades; XF and AU coins are major rarities and none are known in Mint State.

    This example displays unnaturally bright surfaces due to cleaning, but wear is at a minimum and much of the details remain sharp. Light abrasions in the fields are typical for the grade, and do not overly affect the appearance. For the collector seeking a well-detailed but not prohibitively expensive example of this rare Carson City issue, this example may be ideal.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 53FU, PCGS# 8658)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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