Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Trade $1 1873CC Trade $1 1873-CC
MS63
PCGS
38749376

Choice $25950 Condition Census, Superb Gem, Set Registry Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Natural Pewter Coloring CAC Approval. I believe that Q. David Bowers well communicates the rarity of this gem 1873-CC Trade dollar per his CoinFacts monologue. This date was not saved by collectors of the period, with nearly all being shipped to the Orient. Exported pieces did return to the United States with wear and chopmarks. Bowers goes on to write that "In MS63 grade, the 1873-CC date maintains it lofty rarity status with examples seen being as elusive as those at the MS64 grade level. I could not pass up owning this superb gem when discovered in a dealer wholesale box at a small New England dealer show. This example presents virtually perfect surfaces that do not reveal even the tiniest scrapes. 10x loupe inspection and a thorough inspection reveals a few widely scattered microscopic ticks. Steely luster is consistent on both sides which is typical for the date. Both sides enjoy a naturally original deeper pewter color. Miss Liberty and the details are well struck. Mint made adjustment marks on the eagles lower left leg probably holds this piece back from MS64 certification. The good people at CAC believed this high end MInt States example to be worthy of green bean. CAC population is two at the MS63 level with only three finer. A true piece of American western frontier history in a very rare preservation state. I'm already enjoying having this piece in GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Offers welcomed though reasonably priced. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing is $30,200.