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    1872-CC Eagle, XF45
    Blatantly Original Surfaces
    Underrated CC Rarity

    1872-CC $10 XF45 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-B. Opportunities to acquire an example of the 1872-CC eagle are virtually as scarce as they are for the more famous 1870-CC. Although this issue is valued considerably lower than that first-year rarity, it actually has a lower mintage (4,600 coins versus 5,908 for the 1870-CC). The two dates also have remarkably similar certification totals considering the price disparity. NGC has seen 67 1872-CC eagles, including 16 Details coins. For the 1870-CC, it reports 31 problem-free submissions and 22 Details examples for a total of 53 pieces. Both figures certainly include duplication and the 1870-CC is undeniably the rarer issue, but not by much, and the 1872-CC is probably underappreciated.

    Only a handful of survivors are as original and appealing as this Choice XF that offers rich yellow-gold coloration and partial mint luster. The devices are characteristically defined and lightly worn. Peppered marks are largely unobtrusive. The only distinguishing abrasion occurs in the field adjacent to Liberty's forecurl. Census: 14 in 45, 19 finer. CAC: 3 in 45, 6 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2652, PCGS# 8664)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    The Confident Carson City Coin Collector
    by Rusty Goe

    The Carson City Mint’s celebrated legacy — replete with landmark achievements, setbacks, mysteries and tall tales — is covered in exacting detail in Goe’s three-volume set.

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    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
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