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1870-CC SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6964

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,462
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

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

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Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale" May 27-29, 2001, Lot 3603, where it was described as follows: "1870CC PCGS graded Mint State 63. A splendid specimen struck from nicely polished obverse and reverse dies, wholly prooflike. Delicate golden brown toning on both sides compliments this. One of the nicest we have seen of this extremely popular first-year issue. High aesthetic appeal plus a high-end Mint State numerical grade combine to make this one of the finest known (only 10 certified by PCGS & NGC as of April 2001, with none higher). PCGS holder #6553889.  Die notes: This is obverse die 1, with date centered, numerals medium weight in the die. Perfect CC mintmark without doubling on the second C as seen on another reverse."

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 616, sold for $8,050.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 875, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

EF/AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 451, plated, sold for $2,185.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1474, sold for $1,495.00

VF-35, cleaned and retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3554, illustrated, not sold

VF-30, Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5740, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1475, sold for $632.50

Choice Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1269, plated, sold for $920.00

Fine-12.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 366, sold for $632.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-63's.

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