1871-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 6967)

August 2011 Chicago ANA - Rarities Night

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1871-CC Seated Liberty Silver Dollar. MS-61 (PCGS). Mildly prooflike with strong luster beneath richly varied deep gold toning highlights. A rare prize in any grade, especially so in mint state; <em>the present specimen is among the three finest examples of the date certified by PCGS.</em> The strike is bold with just a touch of weakness at Liberty's hair and the adjacent stars.<em> </em>Of the 1,376 examples produced, the vast majority saw heavy circulation in the heady economic days in and around Carson City. Today's surviving examples are typically well-circulated and attractive mint state examples are&nbsp;well-known rarities. The present coin, choice for its assigned grade, should appeal to Carson City Mint aficionados, Liberty Seated dollar specialists, and type collectors alike. Watch the action when this coin crosses the auction block!<br /> <br /> <strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> </strong>There are four varieties of Carson City Liberty Seated dollars, and the only one that is seen with some frequency&mdash;and that frequency is not very often&mdash;is the 1870-CC. With regard to the 1871-CC, the term &ldquo;forget it&rdquo; is appropriate. However, conversely, here offered is a truly unforgettable example.
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