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    1878-CC Ten Dollar, AU50
    Rarely Available This Fine

    1878-CC $10 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A. The only dies for this low-mintage issue (3,244 coins struck). Rusty Goe explains that as the "Comstock gold bonanza burst," miners' deposits at the Carson City Mint declined, continuing a trend that began in 1877. There are an estimated 70 or 80 pieces extant, most of them in XF to AU grades and only one example known in Mint State.

    To locate another example as pleasing as this will prove extremely challenging. Each side is covered in an even layer of deep reddish-orange color. Still-lustrous recesses illuminate each side. Strike softness over the centers and light merging does not diminish the excellent eye appeal. A mark between AT in STATES is the only one of note. Certified in an old green label holder. Population: 5 in 50, 15 finer (1/18).
    From The Admiral Collection. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 265K, PCGS# 8681)

    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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    Auction Dates
    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
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