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1870-CC QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5477

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,340
Proofs: None

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 96 grains (6.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, NV) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc.'s "Eliasberg", April 1997, Lot 1495, sold for $187,000.  Possibly from the S.H. & H. Chapman sale of the Major William Boerum Wetmore collection, June 1906, sold for $10.

NGC AU-53.  Ex- Stack's "R.L. Miles", April 1969, Lot 982, sold for $1,250.00 - Stack's "Speier" sale, March 1974, Lot 89, sold for $5,250.00 - Superior's "Rasmussen" sale, February 1998, Lot 2031 - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s  ANA sale, August 1999, Lot 6278, sold for $24,150.00 - Superior's Long Beach sale, June 2000, Lot 1423 - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6135, plated, unsold

Recent appearances:
ANACS Net EF-40, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1618 sold for $10,350.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"A Population Study of 1870-CC Quarters" by Leonard Augsburger, Gobrecht Journal, July, 2001, pages 5-6.

 
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