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    1870-CC Ten Dollar Gold, XF40
    Rare First-Year Issue
    Only 5,908 Pieces Struck

    1870-CC $10 XF40 PCGS. Variety 1-B. Both Doug Winter and Rusty Goe agree the 1870-CC is the scarcest of all Carson City ten dollar issues -- not only by sheer numbers, but certainly by demand -- just edging out the 1879-CC. The number of coins graded for these two issues is extremely similar when NGC and PCGS population data is combined for the XF and AU grade levels. The '70-CC currently has 55 certified representatives at the two major services at all XF through AU grades, while the '79-CC has a combined population of 65 pieces at the same levels. The '79-CC also shows one coin graded in Mint State by NGC, at MS62 (11/19).

    Vivid orange-gold color spreads over both sides of this inaugural Carson City gold eagle. The design elements are somewhat softly struck on the obverse stars, and on the eagle's talons, arrow fletchings, and leg feathers; but high-point wear is not excessive for the assigned grade level. There are numerous minor marks and several moderate abrasions on each side of the coin, and the surfaces have a rather bright appearance. This conditionally rare representative which is certain to receive a great deal of attention from interested specialists in Carson City gold. Population: 11 in 40, 19 finer (11/19).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 6/2008), lot 2147.
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N7079) (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.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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