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Lot 1234

1873-CC Liberty Seated Dollar. PCGS graded AU-50. Steel gray in color and fairly eye appealing for this date. We note one mark on Liberty's body on her lower chest and a jagged scrape hidden through the E of WE and continuing up between TE of STATES at the top of the reverse, and these are typical of Carson City issues, which are known to have circulated very hard. Slightly weak on Liberty's head, as always for the date. Mintages plunged to 2,300 coins in 1873 for Carson City silver dollars, the country went into a sharp, deep depression at this time, and few were willing to let go of any silver to be used for coins. Of the few produced, virtually all circulated, and PCGS in their Population Report show only 6 graded this high, with 2 graded in each AU-53, 55 and 58 above, and a single coin graded as mint state-60 at the top. Obviously, this is one of the best around, and certain to please the specialist in the series for its steel gray color and hints of luster in the fields. It may be years before another this nice is offered.
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.

Realized $18,400

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