1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter NGC XF-45

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1870-CC Liberty Seated Quarter NGC XF-45

77,500.00

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Mintage: 8,340

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Collectors who specialize in Liberty Seated quarters know how rare the ones dated 1870-CC are. Carson City enthusiasts are familiar with how popular any of the first-year issues are. The three gold denominations from 1870 stand out as phenomenal rarities, all with extant populations of fewer than 100 pieces (in the 65 to 85 range). The 1870-CC quarter is as rare as or even rarer than the half eagle, eagle, and double eagle from that same year.

As with most rare U.S. coins, the higher up the condition rating scale they ascend, the rarer (and more expensive) they become. If we use 65 as the total number of 1870-CC quarters in existence (our survival estimate), we discover that 86% of that number score condition ratings of Extra Fine-40 or lower, with the majority in grades of Poor-1 to Very Fine-20. In grades XF-45 to Mint State, the combined PCGS-NGC population is 9 coins. Only one example is in the Mint State category: the remarkable Eliasberg specimen, graded MS-64 by NGC. Four examples have received AU ratings (one AU-50, one AU-53, and two AU-55s). And four pieces have received the XF-45 rating (the population reports show five coins, but one is a crossover).

The example offered here, graded XF-45 by NGC, displays wonderful eye appeal. Its surfaces are layered with a rich blend of shades of steel-grey and taupe, with a little bit of green and turquoise sprinkled in. Contact marks are at a minimum, although there is a thin X scratched across the obverse’s heraldic shield, which is practically invisible. Some light hairlines appear ever so subtly in the obverse fields. The details on all the raised devices are well defined, although we would prefer them to be a little bolder (but you can’t be too picky with your demands for a high-grade circulated 1870-CC quarter).

With this coin you will get one of the nine finest examples of this date, plus a vintage look that will captivate you.