1885-CC $1 MS (PCGS# 7160)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4158
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Incredible quality for this scarce date and tied with another eight examples as the finest GSA 1885-CC seen by NGC in the original box of issue. The obverse has light peach-gold toning covering that side with a dash of lilac intermixed while the reverse is bright silver-white. Outstanding quality on Liberty's cheek and neck, where scarcely any signs of handling are present. An extraordinary example for the specialist who demands the highest available grade from this famed release of silver dollars from the General Services Administration during the Nixon presidency. The original box is included.<br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers</strong><br />
There has always been something special about Carson City Mint coins, and during the 1962-1964 Treasury release the discovery of a couple million long stored pieces created a sensation. Later, the General Services Administration (GSA) packaged various CC dollars that had been set aside and offered them to the public. These were eagerly purchased at the time, after which nearly all wrappings were thrown away. Ever the innovative company, NGC came up with the idea of certifying GSA dollars along with the packaging, as here. Today, relatively few 1885-CC dollars from the hoard still are accompanied by the materials with which they were sold.