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    Key Date 1878-CC Trade Dollar

    1878-CC T$1 MS62 ICG. In terms of total number of coins known, the 1878-CC is the rarest Trade Dollar. Federal records indicate that 97,000 pieces were produced. On July 19, 1878, however, the Carson City Mint melted 44,148 Trade Dollars, many of which were probably dated 1878-CC. What's more, the rarity of chopmarked 1878-CC Trade Dollars in today's hobby suggests that this issue did not see widespread circulation in the Orient. Rather, most examples that were not melted probably remained stateside, a fact that could also explain why the '78-CC is not the rarest Trade Dollar in grades above the MS63 level.
    An important Mint State representative, the present example is sure to elicit strong bids at auction. The otherwise rich endowment of mint frost thins to modest reflectivity in the fields. There is a light overlay of silver-gray and golden colored iridescence, but the outward appearance is one of sparkling brilliance. Both sides are lightly to moderately abraded, there is an area of disturbance in the right obverse field. (NGC ID# 253M, PCGS# 7047)

    Weight: 27.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2002
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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