Product DescriptionThe discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada would eventually prompt the authorization of a new branch mint. Without a facility to process gold and silver ore mined from its bonanza strikes, much of the treasure trove was instead transported to the San Francisco Mint. The risk and expense of schlepping the precious cargo overland, coupled with a lack of circulating coins in the economy resulted in the birth of the small Carson City Mint. These Seated Liberty CC silver dimes had mintages comprising only about 10% of the complete series. What's more, minting of these small denominations abruptly ceased at Carson City in 1878 with the emergence of the Morgan dollar. With so few produced, the CC Seated Liberty certainly pulled more than its weight in the Wild West economy, leaving collectible specimens for today's collectors few and far between. Our average circulated quality specimens still display the coveted CC mintmark, an assurance of their exceptional scarcity among vintage Seated Liberty silver coins. Our choice of 1875-1878 date based on availbility.
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