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1872-CC ONE DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6969

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,150
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:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale" May 27-29, 2001, Lot 3605, where it was described as follows: "1872CC PCGS graded Mint State 60. Brilliant with a hint of cloudy pearl gray and champagne toning; fields are prooflike. A high condition offering, sharply struck including all the stars, of remarkable quality overall. One of the finest one could ever hope to own. An utterly gorgeous and memorable specimen of this prized Carson City Mint issue.  In terms of absolute rarity among Carson City issues the 1872-CC is outranked by the 1871-CC and 1873-CC, it is still an important date at any grade level. In Mint condition it is a formidable rarity with few equivalents, even in the finest specialized collections. The most recent population statistics bear this out: only 4 have been certified as Mint State 60 by the two main graders, with 11 higher as of April 2001. (Coin housed in PCGS holder #7436604)"

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1481 at $6,325.00  From the sale of the Boyd, Brand, and Ryder Collections, March 1990, Lot 3893

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3562, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6321, plated, sold for $3,450.00

EF-40, Whizzed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5747, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS VF-20.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3563, illustrated, sold for $2,472.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

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