Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


    The Finest Known 1872-CC Eagle/Recently Discovered in a Brazilian Collection/The First Time Offered At Public Auction

    1872-CC AU 55 PCGS. When one considers both condition as well as absolute rarity, the '72-CC eagle ranks high on both lists in the ten-dollar Liberty series. Only 5,500 pieces were struck and the few survivors are almost always heavily worn, to the point where only one other AU piece is reported (7/95), that being an NGC AU 50. This is the #1 coin listed on the Winters-Cutler condition census.
    A rather interesting story surrounds the purchase of this coin. Several years ago Win Carner attended a coin show "somewhere in the South." An elderly lady brought this coin into the show and she found her way to his table. She was a widow and had returned to the States after living in Brazil for almost forty years. Her husband had purchased the piece in the 1940s and kept it in his collection. After his death, she had returned to the United States to sell his coins and other valuables. As it turned out this piece is the finest known 1872-CC ten and had been completely forgotten by the numismatic community for more than forty years. To our knowledge this is the first time it has been offered for sale in public auction, at least the first time since the 1940s. The coin is sharply struck except on the hair curls around the face of Liberty. The bright orange-gold surfaces are minimally abraded and show generous portions of mint luster around the devices. The most noticeable mark is a thin scratch between stars 10 and 11. A rare opportunity to acquire this finest known example of the key 1872-CC issue. (NGC ID# 2652, PCGS# 8664)

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 1995
    7th-10th Saturday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 215

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 29 days left to consign to the 2017 July 6 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The collecting community was wondering how Heritage would do with this specialized collection, and the catalog exceeded everyone’s expectations.
    Roger Siboni,
    Mantoloking, NJ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,829,887
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED SO FAR $6,346,758
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993