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    1872-CC Seated Liberty Dollar, MS63
    Sought-After, Low-Mintage Issue
    Only One Finer at PCGS

    1872-CC $1 MS63 PCGS. OC-1, High R.3. Ex: Sierra Biker. The Carson City Mint struck a minuscule mintage of just 3,150 Seated Liberty dollars in 1872, making the issue elusive in all grades, and a prime condition rarity at the MS63 grade level. In his new reference, The Confident Carson City Coin Collector, Volume I, Rusty Goe estimates only 17-20 Mint State examples of the 1872-CC are extant. Goe notes:

    "When the search is narrowed to 1872-CC silver dollars in the highest grades, the rarity ranking increases exponentially ... The quantity of specimens of this date-denomination that possess pleasing physical appearances is indeed paltry; if judged on this basis, 1872-CC Liberty Seated silver dollars are extremely rare."


    Goe specifically mentions the coin offered here as an MS63-graded coin with "superior quality" on page 401 of his book. Currently, PCGS has certified three coins in MS63, with a single MS65 example finer, while NGC has graded one specimen in MS63, with four finer (5/21). Even those small totals may include some duplication, due to resubmissions and crossovers.

    The present coin is a spectacular Select example, with sharply detailed design elements throughout. Fine definition is evident on Liberty's head and all star centers. The lightly marked surfaces are enhanced by delicate shades of sea-green toning, with much prooflike reflectivity in the fields. Overall eye appeal is outstanding. This coin fits comfortably in the Condition Census for the issue and should find a home in the finest collection or Registry Set. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. Population: 3 in 63, 1 finer (5/21).
    Ex: The Carnegie Museum, in Philadelphia, for many years; Carnegie Museum Collection (Spink & Son, 9/1982), lot 359; Nathan R. and Barbara J. Sonnet Collection (Bowers and Merena, 9/1998), lot 1094; Bradley Hirst; Richmond Collection (David Lawrence Rare Coins, 11/2004), lot 1501.
    From The Sierra Biker Collection. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24ZK, PCGS# 6969)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 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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