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PCGS No: 5479


Circulation strikes: 10,890
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, Nevada) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - F.C.C. Boyd, 1945 - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc.'s sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. collection, 1997, sold for $165,000.00

PCGS MS-65. Stack's sale of the Giacomo Opezzo collection, 1941 - Stack's sale of the James A. Stack collection, 1975 - Reed Hawn - Fred Sweeney Rare Coins - Mulford B. Simons, 1978 - private collector - purchased in early 2002 by Southgate Coins of Reno, Nevada for an undisclosed "high five figures" amount

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Norweb

Recent appearances:

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65. 

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

"Nevada Coin Dealer Purchases 1871-CC Seated Quarter Dollar" by Eric von Klinger, COIN WORLD, March 11, 2002, pages 3 and 90


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