Stack's 5/1989:394 - Doug Winter and Lee Minshull, 9/1998 - Nevada Collection - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11003, $28,750. The plate coin in “Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint” by Douglas Winter and James L. Halperin
David Akers (1975/88): The 1872-CC is of comparable overall rarity to the 1871-CC although, in my opinion, it is a little more rare than the 1971-CC in full EF or better. I have not heard of one even close to uncirculated. Most known specimens are well worn with Fine and VF being typical.
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