The historic 1870-CC silver dollar is the first of just four Carson City Mint Liberty Seated silver dollars. From the mintage of only 12,462 pieces, Carson City Mint expert Rusty Goe estimates that 650 to 875 coins are extant in all grades, most of which are well worn and grade no finer than VF. Goe estimates there are just 23 to 28 Mint State survivors.
We are thrilled to offer an exceptional MS-62 (PCGS) 1870-CC dollar in our Spring 2022 Showcase auction. Housed in a desirable Old Green Holder, this piece is incredibly lustrous with light reflectivity in the fields. Subtle shades of champagne-gold and powder blue accent the surfaces. It was struck from the OC-1 die pair with approximately 170 coins known and is one of the finest extant. Scholars Dick Osburn and Brian Cushing identify the incredible resilience of the dies themselves, noting that the obverse die was later sent to San Francisco to strike all known 1870-S dollars, while the reverse was subsequently used to strike all 1872-CC examples. This lovely MS-62 (PCGS) OGH is truly a phenomenal example of extremely popular and conditionally challenging Carson City Mint silver dollar issue.
This coin will be featured in our Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. Also featured in the sale will be exceptional Liberty Head and Carson City gold, an astounding collection of three-dollar gold pieces, exciting physical cryptocurrency, and Capped Bust and Liberty Seated half dollars from the Abigail Collection, Part II. For questions about these rarities or to consign your numismatic items to this sale, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at 800-566-2580 or email Consign@StacksBowers.com.