1872-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 6969)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2162
  • Grade:
    AU53
  • Price:
    $10,350.00
Lot Description
1872-CC $1 AU53 NGC. Congress approved the Carson City Mint in 1863, but the Civil War delayed completion of the facility until 1869. The branch mint struck Seated dollars starting in 1870 and every year thereafter through 1873, though never in great quantities. Production was 3,150 coins in 1872, and the date is the third rarest CC-mint Seated dollar after the 1873-CC and the 1871-CC. Breen (1988) considered the 1872-CC rare and believed many were melted after the Mint Act of February 12, 1873 became law. The present coin is a pleasing example though some features are softly struck, and there are a few insignificant marks from its moderate time in circulation. Both surfaces have medium-gray toning, the reverse a bit lighter, with darker outlines around some of the features. A few spots of emerald are tucked into the corners of the letters and devices. NGC has graded only 26 coins finer (3/10).
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