1875-CC 20C MS (PCGS# 5297)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 12313
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While not nearly as rare as its famous Carson City counterpart, the 1876-CC, this issue is still a scarce and highly desirable item in Mint State, especially at this high near-Gem grade level. The current example is boldly struck and reveals an intense frosty sheen that illuminates the brilliant, semi-prooflike fields on each side of the coin. Slight amounts of mottled olive and rose-tan patina adorn the peripheries, and wander into some of the lower reverse fields. A gorgeous, minimally marked coin.