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    1878-CC Seated Half, Unc Details
    WB-101, Full Luster Remains

    1878-CC 50C WB-101, Die Pair 1, R.4 -- Scratched -- NCS. Unc Details. At first glance, this is a lovely Mint State example with full cartwheel luster, a penetrating strike, and attractive peripheral golden-brown toning. A few clusters of pinscratches are noted on the field near the eagle -- specifically at either side of the eagle's neck, and in the notch under the eagle's right (facing) wing -- from an attempt to remove a few green flecks. The obverse displays faint abrasions in the right obverse field and near the date. A rare Carson City issue, since its production was interrupted to resume silver dollar coinage.
    Ex: Charles H. Patten Collection (Stack's, 5/1973), lot 419; Dalton Family Collection (Stack's, 12/1975), lot 590; George "Buddy" Byers Collection (Stack's, 10/2006), lot 1270; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 4495; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2007), lot 1575; ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2008), lot 688.
    From The Dr. Harry Salyards Collection.

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    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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