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    Low Mintage 1871-CC Silver Dollar, About Uncirculated Preservation

    1871-CC $1 AU50 PCGS. Silver Dollar production at the Carson City Mint continued in 1871, but only 1,376 coins were delivered. This paltry total is the lowest among the four CC-mint issues in the Seated Liberty Dollar series. The 1871-CC is not, however, the rarest CC-mint Seated Dollar; that honor belongs to the 1873-CC, for reasons that will be addressed below. All 1871-CC Dollars were produced from a single die pair, the reverse of which displays the Wide CC. This die was also used to produce some of 1870-CC examples.
    We are aware of the following AU50 PCGS representatives of this issue:

    1. Ex: 1999 Rarities Sale (Bowers & Merena, 1/99), lot 288, where it realized $12,650.

    2. Ex: 1999 FUN Signature Sale (Heritage, 1/99), lot 6946, where it realized $11,700.

    3. Ex: Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 10/00), lot 3557, where it realized $14,950.

    4. The present specimen, identifiable by a reeding mark in the obverse field below the right base of the rock. Prior pedigree unknown.

    Both sides of this coin are richly and originally toned in dove-gray, charcoal-gray, and olive-gray shades that lighten somewhat in the center of the obverse. The devices are boldly detailed, and there are no areas of bothersome striking incompleteness or uneven wear. Save for the above mentioned pedigree marker, there are no mentionable handling marks. (NGC ID# 24ZH, PCGS# 6967)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2002
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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