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Lot 2469

1882-CC $10 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Well struck and mostly untoned. Only 6,764 minted. An impressive strike. This is a boldly struck nearly Uncirculated example whose borders are dominated by bright luster. The luster traces across the devices on both sides and well into the fields. A few marks in the fields and on the portrait do not noticeable distract. There is no question that the low mintage ensures this Carson City issue will always be a favorite with collectors. Pop 16; 12 finer in 58 (PCGS # 8696) .

Historical association: On April 3, 1882, bank robber Jesse James was shot and killed by a member of his own gang at St. Joseph, Missouri. James and his partners robbed banks, stagecoaches and a fair in Kansas City, often in front of large crowds, even hamming it up for the bystanders. In 1873, they turned to train robbery, derailing the Rock Island train in Adair, Iowa. Their later train robberies had a lighter touch according to historians -- in fact, only twice in all of Jesse James's train hold-ups did he rob passengers, because he typically limited himself to the express safe in the baggage car. Perhaps Jesse James acquired some CC-mint gold pieces during these colorful, infamous holdups in the Midwest.
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.

Realized $7,935

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