1876-CC $10 MS (PCGS# 8675)


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1876-CC Liberty Eagle. Winter-1A. AU-55 (NGC). Bright yellow gold tempered by honey highlights and a whisper of faint orange in the protected areas. Free of marks worthy of individual reporting. From a small mintage of 4,696 pieces, tiny even for the era and source. The vast majority of survivors from this Centennial-year issue are only Fine to VF, signifying the activity they must have endured in circulation. As noted in the Winter reference: "The 1876-CC is one of the rarest Carson City eagles. Like its its half eagle counterpart, this is a coin appreciated only by students of Carson City gold coinage. Specialists are well aware of the rarity of this date, especially in higher grades." Indeed, we&nbsp;find that <strong>neither NGC nor PCGS has certified a Mint State example</strong>&nbsp;<strong>of the date!</strong> As far back as 2001, when the latest addition of the Winter book was released, there were no known Mint State 1876-CC eagles, and the same holds true today, a decade later; that is a true indicator of rarity in our opinion! The present piece falls securely near&nbsp; the high end of Doug Winter's <em>Condition Census </em>for the date, that numerical listing running from AU-58 down to AU-50. Rarity, high grade, and an attractive nature all come into play with the presently offered 1876-CC eagle, all of which are qualifications for admittance into an advanced Carson City gold cabinet. If you have the competitive bidding mettle, this piece will&nbsp;serve as&nbsp;a highlight in your collection.<br />
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