1876-CC $10 MS (PCGS# 8675)

2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144

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Lot Description
1876-CC $10 AU50 NGC. From a tiny mintage of 4,696 pieces, the 1876-CC Liberty Head eagle is scarce-to-rare in all grades and ranks as one of the rarest issues in the series in high grade. Only slight wear shows on the high points of this pleasing AU example, but the typical soft strike is seen on Liberty's hair and the mintmark. The surfaces display attractive orange-gold patina on both sides, with much original mint luster remaining. The 1876-CC is well known for its surface problems. Most examples display deep, distracting gouges in prominent areas. The present coin is much better than average in this respect. The normal scattering of minor abrasions can be detected on both sides, but they tend to be unobtrusive and do not mar the major design elements. Census: 10 in 50, 18 finer (7/10).
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