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    1875-CC Quarter, MS65
    Extremely Rare in Gem Condition

    1875-CC 25C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 1-A. Each side exhibits shades of violet, blue, green, orange, and yellow toning that progress outward from the centers in spectacular fashion. This Carson City product offers well-struck design elements, despite typical softness on Liberty's head and the stars. Housed in a green label holder.

    Variety: Briggs 1-A. The right C in the mintmark is right of center. A small die lump occurs midway between Liberty's left (facing) wrist and the top shield point. Minor clash marks appear in the fields on both sides.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS shows four MS65 (one in 65+) while NGC reports seven at the same level, with several resubmissions likely. Neither service has certified an example numerically finer.

    Heritage Commentary: In 1875, the Carson City Mint struck 133,290 twenty cent pieces in its first year producing the denomination. The public saved the new coins as novelties and dismissed the 140,000 quarters struck as uninteresting. As a result, CoinFacts estimates only 250 pieces are extant with 30 coins in mint condition. The same resource estimates that just five examples exist in Gem condition, making this an extraordinary opportunity for the discerning collector.

    Consignor Commentary: A lovely coin whose appearance leads to aspirations to a higher grade, but there is a limiting discoloration near the foot of Liberty on the obverse. I love to read and reread the Kennywood catalog, as it contains a wealth of Seated material in high grades and all series (for instance, contained among the quarters are examples of the 1871-CC and 1872-CC in Mint State).

    Provenance: Kennywood Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 1/2005), lot 451.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UY, PCGS# 5499)

    Weight: 6.25 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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