1873-CC $1 Seated MS (PCGS# 6972)

Denver Platinum Night

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1873-CC $1 XF45 PCGS. Only 2,300 pieces were produced of the 1873-CC. The 1873-CC is the rarest of the four CC-mint Seated dollars, although its original mintage is higher than the 1871-CC. In his silver dollar Encyclopedia, Q. David Bowers writes that only 750 to 1,000 pieces were actually released into circulation, with the remaining pieces apparently being melted after the Mint Act of 1873 replaced the silver dollar with the Trade dollar. Various contributors to the The Gobrecht Journal have addressed the rarity of the '73-CC, estimating that from 40 to 60 coins exist in all grades. The present Choice XF example retains excellent detail for the grade. The only weakness occurs on Liberty's head and chest, usually the most weakly struck on this issue. Interestingly, the LIBERTY on the obverse shield is bold. Normally, this word is not as prominent on the CC-mint Liberty Seated dollars as on the Philadelphia dollars. The silver-gray surfaces are imbued with faint iridescent rose and light green colors, and display traces of luster in the protected areas. They are remarkably clean, exhibiting just a few small obverse marks, mainly in the fields. A significant opportunity for some advanced collector to acquire both the rarest and most famous CC-mint Seated dollar. Population: 6 in 45, 21 finer (7/06).
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