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    1872-CC Dime, XF45
    Problem-Free Carson City Rarity

    1872-CC 10C F-101, Low R.4, XF45 PCGS. Bright silver and slate-gray patina adorns this Choice XF Carson City key date representative. Abundant design detail remains despite mild friction over the sharply struck devices. As expected, there are a number of small abrasions on each side, but they are minor. A splendid, problem-free example.

    Variety: Fortin-101, the only known dies for the issue.

    Population Data (9/15): The 1872-CC is a condition rarity and a key to the Seated dime series, as reflected in the certified population. PCGS has seen 14 submitted in XF45 and only three finer, while NGC reports three in XF45 and five finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Early Carson City mintages were highly limited, largely because of the political machinations of Treasury Secretary George S. Boutwell. Boutwell believed two mints, one on each coast, would suffice. The 1872-CC claims a small mintage of 35,480 pieces. Few pieces survive, and they are treasured in any condition. Problem-free XF examples represent the upper tier of availability for the issue -- even though this piece was Gene Gardner's "duplicate," behind an MS63 PCGS coin. This Choice XF key date should command much attention when it crosses the block.

    Provenance: Lemus Collection of United States Dimes, 1796-1916 / New York Auction (Stack's, 10/2005), lot 657.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 538286, Base PCGS# 4657)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    October, 2015
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