Rusty Goe’s “CC” Coin Royalty article series in Coin World magazine has reached unsurpassed excitement from Carson City coin enthusiasts. The preceding three “CC” Royalty articles on the 1870-CC Double Eagle (the Queen), the 1876-CC Twenty-cent Piece (the Duke), and the 1873-CC Without Arrows Quarter (the Princess), have built a magnificent foundation for this paramount capstone article on the 1873-CC Without Arrows Dime—the Unique King of Carson City Coins. Read about it in the July 2, 2012 issue of Coin World.
The One-and-Only King of Carson City Coins—
the 1873-CC Without Arrows Dime
Unlike any of the other 110 Carson City coin date-subtypes, the 1873-CC Without Arrows dime has the distinction of being Unique. Somehow, through unimaginable good fortune, this one piece, now certified with a grade of MS-65 by PCGS, escaped the melting pot for the past 139 years (as of 2012).
In Rusty’s comprehensive cover-story article, information on the happenings at the Carson City Mint and in Carson City at the time of the coin’s minting are discussed heavily. So much so that we are able to name the Coiner responsible for minting that (mostly) ill-fated run of 12,400 1873-CC Without Arrows dimes.
Rusty’s article includes a complete list of the known owners of the 1873-CC Without Arrows dime. In addition to this list, multiple stories of previous owners’ quests to acquire the dime are provided (including those of Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. and the Battle Born collector). Of course, many images are displayed of the dime itself, the Carson City Mint, and the select handful of people privileged enough to have once owned this rarity.
On August 9, 2012, both the Coin World readership and the numismatic community at large will see the full impact of the King of Carson City Coins, when it crosses the auction block for the first time since 2004.
Kudos to Rusty Goe for once again astounding the coin collecting community with this monumental contribution to numismatic literature. This exemplary addition to the “CC” Royalty article series will surely be coveted by many generations of collectors and Carson City coin zealots.
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