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    High-End AU53 1878-CC Eagle
    With Excellent Eye Appeal

    1878-CC $10 AU53 PCGS. It might be tempting to lay the small mintage of 3,244 1878-CC eagles solely at the feet of the enormous production of silver dollars, but the causes were more complex. Although the Comstock Lode is generally thought of as a silver bonanza, there were considerable amounts of gold intermingled in the treasure. But good times at the Comstock ended sooner for gold than for silver, and the total gold mintages in Carson City plunged from $2.85 million in 1876 to less than $350,000 in 1878.
    Today only a single MS63 NGC specimen of the 1878-CC is certified in Mint State. The finest at PCGS are five in AU53 and five in AU55, with none finer at that service (12/10). This AU53 coin boasts far more eye appeal than the typical example, with deep, mellow red-orange color prevailing, accented with glints of lilac near the rims. The surfaces are relatively unabraded, and some prooflike reflectivity rounds out the appeal.(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
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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