Tied for Finest Certified by PCGS
Perhaps no other American mint has cast its spell on generations of collectors the way the Carson City Mint has. Whether dimes, quarters, half dollars, or half eagles, eagles, or double eagles have captured your imagination, there are very few collectors who actually complete an entire collection of all the issues. As with all the branch mints, there are numerous Carson City issues that are scarce to rare, some impressively so, and there’s even the unique 1873-CC No Arrows dime.
Among gold issues, the 1870-CC double eagle comes close to legendary in its stature, and its rarity sometimes overshadows other rarities in the Carson City Mint family. One such rarity is the 1872-CC eagle we proudly offer in our Americana Sale in New York City in February 2014. Struck to the tune of just 4,600 pieces, the 1872-CC eagle was produced as a workhorse coin and not a date to be set aside for posterity. The entire mintage evidently saw some circulation, as there are no known Mint State coins certified by PCGS or NGC at this time. Indeed, the AU-58 specimen in our upcoming Americana Sale is one of just four examples of the date accorded this grade by PCGS. Various experts well-versed in Carson City coinage facts suggest anywhere from 40 to 120 examples of the date can be accounted for today in any grade. No matter how you look at it, the 1872-CC eagle is a prized rarity, and we suspect the coin in our American Sale will be one of the most exciting highlights of the sale.
Are you considering bidding on this or any other rarity in our Americana Sale? We’d love to have you on board, especially if this is your first opportunity to become familiar with our company. Simply contact us at our California, New York, or New England offices and we can set you on the path to a rewarding auction experience.