1873-CC $10 MS (PCGS# 8667)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4979
  • Grade:
    XF45
  • Price:
    $19,550.00
Lot Description
1873-CC $10 XF45 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Dallas Bank Collection. The 1873-CC, having a mintage of just 4,543 pieces, most of which was released at the time of issue and circulated heavily in the regional economy, is one of the rarest Carson City issues of the ten dollar denomination. Rusty Goe, in his The Mint on Carson Street, estimates a survival rate of 75 to 85 pieces in all grades. This estimate is in line with the 86 examples of '73-CC tens currently certified by PCGS and NGC combined, a number of which are likely resubmitted or crossover coins. This Choice XF specimen is an exceptional example for the issue, that typically is heavily abraded, poorly struck, and lacking eye appeal. Distributed minute marks are much less offensive than the usually seen deep abrasions on Liberty's face, and her portrait exhibits much better detail than typically seen for the issue. Additionally, a good amount of mint luster remains on the yellow-gold surfaces of both sides, more than what might be expected for the designated grade. These attributes result in above-average eye appeal, aptly recognized by CAC. Population: 13 in 45, 14 finer (11/11). Ex: The Dallas Bank Collection (Sotheby's/Stack's, 10/2001), lot 469. Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.
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