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Obverse of 1871-CC Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1871-CC Silver Dollar


PCGS No: 6967


Circulation strikes: 1,376
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2776, sold for $18,400.00

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale" May 27-29, 2001, Lot 3604, where it was described as follows: "1871CC PCGS graded About Uncirculated 50. Smooth light gray toning; excellent detail. A superb example of this classic Seated Dollar issue, in fact one of the very nicest you will ever see offered from a visual perspective. Marks are virtually nonexistent. The coin, like its photograph, speaks for itself, and even a superficial examination will reveal its beauty.  Of the varieties of Carson City Mint dollars struck in the Liberty Seated series, the 1871-CC, with a mintage of just 1,376, ranks as the lowest number produced. The 1873-CC (mintage 2,300) is, however, a bit rarer today. Next in line comes 1872-CC, followed with the most often seen date, the 1870-CC, which is encountered more often than all other CC Liberty Seated dollar combined. All are in a very special class by themselves, due to the popularity of the Carson City mintmark -- so well known in the later Morgan series 1878-1885 and again 1889-1893.  At the time these were struck, there was little interest in Carson City dollars, and pieces were simply used in channels of commerce, probably including export to the China trade. An 1871-CC dollar in any grade provides a center point in an auction sale. This specimen is among the top 10 or 15 finest known, and is of special importance."

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3557, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1476 at $5,980.00

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6191, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

VF-20, Brushed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5745, not illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

Fine-12 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1641 at $3,190.00

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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


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