Stack's Bowers - The June 2013 Baltimore Auction Lot #1232

  • PCGS
  • 10
  • CAC
  • N

1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter. Briggs 1-A, the only known dies. VG-10 (PCGS). CAC.

Classic 1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter

Just 8,340 examples of this issue were struck in the first year of coin production at the Carson City Mint. This lightly worn piece displays problem-free surfaces that show few marks or abrasions, and ample detail on both sides. A shallow scratch is noted from the reverse rim through the first S in STATES, but it is not obvious to the naked eye, and is mentioned for identification purposes. The number of graded examples at PCGS comes in at a mere 47 pieces, none finer than About Uncirculated-55. Others exist of this date and mint with varying surface problems as commonly seen on these early Carson City silver coins--but not many and the number of survivors is indeed low. As researchers continue to discover more facts about this Mint and its rich history, the desirability of these first year issues will only grow, especially as more date and mint collectors seek to complete their Liberty Seated quarter collections. A handsome example of this sought-after coin that will find many suitors when it crosses the auction block.

PCGS#: 5477

Pedigree: From the William Porter Collection.