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    1873-CC Liberty Eagle, AU53
    Still Unknown in Full Mint State

    1873-CC $10 AU53 NGC. Variety 2-A. With a mintage of just 4,543 pieces, the 1873-CC is one of several elusive Carson City issues across all grades, and it is unknown in Mint State. Doug Winter suggests no more than a half dozen "truly" About Uncirculated coins exist, with most examples congregated at the VF to XF levels. Grading service populations indicate a few more AU coins than that, thanks to relatively recent European imports.

    This briefly circulated orange-gold coin offers a fleeting opportunity to acquire an attractive About Uncirculated representative. The lively surfaces retain peripheral luster on the obverse and even stronger luster remains on the reverse. Light wear is present on Liberty's hair and the eagle's neck, but aside from a handful of wispy abrasions in the fields, neither side shows heavy or distracting marks. Slight strike weakness on the high points and on select peripheral elements is standard for the 1873-CC issue, which was hardly the Nevada mint's best effort. Census: 7 in 53, 3 finer (11/19).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2001), lot 7838; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1977.
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 53M6, PCGS# 8667)

    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
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