First year of the Carson City Mint. Only 12,462 Minted. Although dies were prepared and ready in December 1869, none were struck until early 1870. An Iconic issue and this represents one of the most affordable you can tuck away.
- Mintage of only 12,462 coins.
- PCGS Population of 52 coins at this grade level with 329 graded higher.
- Contains .7734 oz of Silver.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the VF-30 condition.
- Designed by Christian Gobrecht.
- Obverse: Features Liberty holding a pole with a Liberty cap in her left hand and a shield in her right hand.
- Reverse: Depicts an eagle holding an olive branch and a cluster of arrows, with a shield on its chest. Coins from the Carson City Mint feature a 'CC' mintmark.
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The Seated Silver Dollar was minted before, during and after the Civil War, making it a desirable coin to collect. Add to your collection by including this 1870-CC Liberty Seated Dollar in your cart today!
* Population report per PCGS as of April 6, 2016.
The Liberty Seated Dollar was minted from 1840 to 1873. Seated Liberty Silver Dollars were primarily minted in Philadelphia, although there are 12 different branch mint issues. The first Carson City Mint coins to be struck were Silver dollars minted from 1870-dated dies on February 10, 1870, a quantity of 4,747 pieces. All were struck using a press made in Philadelphia by Morgan & Orr. Each 1870-CC dollar bore the distinctive 'CC' mintmark on the reverse.
On February 11th, Andrew Wright received the first delivery of 'CC' Dollars, a quantity of 2,300 coins. Wright, a watch-man or guard of the mint, was undoubtedly entrusted with their safekeeping and/or paying them out. An additional three coins were saved for the Assay Commission. Other coins after that were shipped by horse-drawn wagon 30 miles over very rough roads to the railhead in Reno. Stored in cloth bags, the coins were extensively marked by the time they arrived at Reno, more so at their final destinations.