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    1870-CC Seated Quarter, XF40
    Dual-Toned Series Key

    1870-CC 25C XF40 NGC. In its first year the Carson City Mint struck only a token coinage of 8,340 pieces for the 1870-CC quarter, making it the instant key to the Seated quarter series. It also is the only mintmarked 1870 Seated quarter issue known; although the San Francisco Mint made several coinage denominations in 1870 (including the unique 1870-S dime and three dollar gold), no 1870-S quarters are known, and none were reported struck. Briggs writes that the 1870-CC is "considered the rarest date in the series." This XF40 piece is dually toned, pinkish-gray to light violet on the obverse, moderate blue on the reverse. A few moderate ticks and scrapes appear in the fields, and one diagonal scrape through Liberty's torso. High-point wear is consistent with the grade, and the reverse is relatively unmarked. This piece should see some spirited bidding at auction: NGC shows only five submissions finer, including three in XF45, one in AU53, and one in MS64, which is undoubtedly the prooflike Eliasberg Collection coin (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1495. PCGS shows five submissions in XF40 with five finer, the finest a single AU55. Housed in a former generation holder. Census: 3 in 40, 5 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# 23UL, PCGS# 5477)


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    March, 2014
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