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    First-Year 1870-CC Quarter, Very Good
    Rare Date Regardless of Grade

    1870-CC 25C VG8 NGC. CAC. With a reported mintage of 8,340 pieces, the 1870-CC is an immensely desirable quarter issue. Only a handful of survivors are available today, and most are worn heavily. In his The Mint on Carson Street, Rusty Goe (2003) praises the issue: "The 1870-CC is unquestionably the second rarest date (behind the 1873-CC Without Arrows) in the Seated Liberty quarter series ... and is considered one of the most desirable classic rarities in all of U.S. coinage."
    Though "only" Very Good, this is an immensely desirable coin, primarily cloud-gray with elements of slate, tan, and dusty rose near the margins. The figure of Liberty shows few details, but on the shield, the BER of LIBERTY is bold, and the I and T on either side are weak but partly visible. The upper obverse and lower reverse rims show a touch more wear than the rest of the coin, but this is a minor concern. Surfaces are minimally marked save for a handful of flaws under the banner on the reverse. Census: 1 in 8, 22 finer (2/12).(Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# 23UL, PCGS# 5477)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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