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    Singular 1875-CC Twenty Cent, MS67

    1875-CC 20C MS67 ★ NGC. The prevailing modern perspective on the twenty cent denomination is that its production was a boondoggle and doomed from the start, yet in the first year of issue, 1875, its production was a point of pride for the Carson City Mint. Rusty Goe offers the following intriguing paragraph in his The Mint on Carson Street:

    "Production on 20-cent pieces at the Carson City Mint began on the first of June in 1875. Employees at this mint facility had made a concerted effort to beat San Francisco to the finish line in the race to be the first mint west of Philadelphia to strike the new coin. The race resulted in a virtual dead heat, but Carson City claimed the victory. Senator [John Percival] Jones was presented with the first 1875-CC 20-cent piece minted. Locals were proud to celebrate the issuance of a coin that one of their own political leaders was credited with introducing."

    Like the striking of the first Carson City twenty cent pieces, the offering of this Superb Gem survivor is an event to celebrate. The surfaces are absolutely smooth with immense luster shining through vibrant patina, pale green at the margins that fades through blue and violet before reaching the rich reddish-orange centers. Fantastically appealing and the single finest example in the combined certified population (3/09), a coin that is sure to make even the most advanced collector take notice.
    Lot includes an envelope from B. Max Mehl, no date, issue and denomination typed, inked price of $6.00 in bottom right corner in an unknown hand.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23R6, PCGS# 5297)

    Weight: 5.00 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
    Apr-May, 2009
    29th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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