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    1871-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, MS64
    Rare Carson City Issue
    Registry Set Contender

    1871-CC 25C MS64 PCGS. Briggs 1-A, Flynn-RPD-001. Ex: Sierra Biker. The 1871-CC Seated Liberty quarter boasts a small mintage of 10,890 pieces. The great majority of the coins circulated widely in the hard-money economy of the region at the time of issue, and few high-quality pieces were saved for numismatic purposes. In his new reference, The Confident Carson City Coin Collector, Volume I, Rusty Goe calls the 1871-CC one of the most "excessively rare silver issues in all of U.S. coinage." Probably no more than 45-60 examples are extant in all grades. Only three Mint State specimens are known. Currently, PCGS has graded two coins, including the present example, in MS64, and a single specimen in MS65, while NGC lists no Mint State certification events in their Census (5/21).

    The coin offered here was once a highlight of the famous Norweb Collection, a mark of distinction for any coin. This exciting Choice example exhibits well-detailed design elements, with a touch of softness on star 3. A small raised horizontal line shows below the upper bar of F in OF. Repunching is evident on both 1's in the date, identifying the popular Cherrypickers' variety. The well-preserved, lustrous surfaces are blanketed in attractive shades of sea-green, pale blue, and magenta toning. The eye appeal is terrific. One of only three coins certified in Mint State by either of the leading grading services, this coin should find a home in the finest collection or Registry Set. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. Population: 2 in 64, 1 finer (5/21).
    Ex: Norweb Collection, Part II (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 1640; William Greene Collection (Superior, 2/1998), lot 2033; Nevada Collection; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1999), lot 6279; Kennywood Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 1/2005), lot 443; Rusty Goe.
    From The Sierra Biker Collection. (Registry values: P9)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23UN, PCGS# 5479)

    Weight: 6.22 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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