Mint State 1871-CC Dime Offered by Heritage

Dallas, Texas: Although the Carson City Mint produced gold and silver coinage for only a few short years, between 1870 and 1893, it is one of the most storied Mints in numismatic history.

“The story of the Carson City Mint is the story of the Old West,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auction Galleries. “When one sees that ‘CC’ mint mark – the only dual character mint mark in U.S. history – it conjures up romantic imagery of cowboys and prospectors and the men and women that tamed the vast expanse West of the Mississippi.”

“Numismatically,” Rohan continued, “the coins produced by this legendary mint are, by and large, scarce to rare. The Mint itself had a shaky history, suffering several shutdowns during its lifetime as a result of political maneuvering, which may explain the rarity of many of its issues and the common availability of others, such as the Silver Dollars manufactured between 1882 and 1884. The Mint was finally closed in 1893, at which time it became a Federal Assay Office. In 1941, the building was transformed into the Nevada State Museum, a role it fulfills to this day.”

“The 1871-CC dime, the first 10-cent piece to be issued by the Carson City Mint, is an extremely rare coin,” Rohan said. “In fact, only once before have we offered a Mint State example of this highly elusive issue. Furthermore, we have only offered a small handful of this date in all AU grades.”

“This coin, graded MS61 by NGC, is rich in both collector desirability and historical interest,” said Rohan, “and should prove to be one of the highlights of our Palm Beach auction.”

The rare 1871-CC 10C MS61 NGC offered in Heritage Auction Galleries’ upcoming Signature Auction, held March 2 & 3 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard at Florida Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.

1871-CC 10C MS61 NGC:http://www.heritagecoins.com/common/prlink.php?Sale_No=412&Lot_ID_No=1459&type=prte-pr021606c

Images, descriptions, and prices realized from all of Heritage’s previous auctions are available in the Permanent Auction Archives at the Heritage website, http://www.HeritageAuctions.com.

To reserve your copy of a catalog for any upcoming Heritage auction, please contact Nicole Jewell, c/o Heritage Auction Galleries, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219, or call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 272.

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