Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 8,340
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.29 (2/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 CC 25C MS obverse 1870 CC 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This first emission of quarter dollars from the new Carson City Mint is unquestionably the second rarest entry in the Seated Liberty series, at least among issues made for circulation. The demand for quarter dollars was evidently rather limited, as few coins of this denomination were produced there before 1876.

Not surprisingly, just a single pair of dies accounted for the 8,340 1870-CC quarters. The diagnostics of these dies were well recorded by Larry Briggs in his definitive book on this series, and they are important in authenticating examples of this very rare coin.

Briggs knew of no Mint State survivors, though NGC has certified one. After that high point the population drops off rapidly, with most others being heavily worn and/or damaged.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1870 CC 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11500 16000 23500 31000 46500 65000 95000 250000 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 64


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8/15/2011 NGC VG 8   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10079 $11,212.50
2/27/2014 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3855 $7,050.00
3/20/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30024 $32,900.00
6/1/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 198459 $7,425.00
1/6/2016 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5334 $15,275.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3345 $6,756.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 CC 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4935531663247077775690469918102551104714347147511498115656163531707317805185783102542884603366591671870
5062565265757303818693361003010519121471448114827152061588816593173171806222727349784870162196679000
000000100301051912147144811482715206158881659317317180622272734978487016219600
000000101421078313247146161490415431161201683317561183202687638931545186405600
1870 CC 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base489052356567716176319337975110132107441111411622119368635105091213715203234833180743878616156728273325
50055679676573178199947598781033610867112831172611936925911051131591796326257358304979063504692960
0000009878103361086711283117261193692591105113159179632625735830497906350400
00000010005105401099011452118311193698841159414181207232903239854557026539300
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