Finest Known 1870-CC $10 to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 2023 Auction

The 1870-CC eagle is one of the rarest Carson City Mint gold coins of any denomination, ranking alongside the 1879-CC eagle and the legendary 1870-CC double eagle.

by Stacks Bowers Galleries | Published on July 3, 2023

Costa Mesa, CA– Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce that they will be presenting a newly discovered 1870-CC Liberty Head $10 in their August 2023 Global Showcase Auction. Graded AU-58 by PCGS and approved by CAC, it now ranks as the sole finest example of this rare issue, of which fewer than 100 survive in all grades.

The 1870-CC eagle is one of the rarest Carson City Mint gold coins of any denomination, ranking alongside the 1879-CC eagle and the legendary 1870-CC double eagle. Unknown in Mint State, most 1870-CC eagles grade no finer than Very Fine. This AU-58 (PCGS) CAC offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries offers the top quality available for the issue and cannot be improved upon. It represents a significant opportunity for a world-class collector of Liberty Head gold or Carson City coins.

This incredible treasure recently resurfaced from a Canadian family in Canfield, Ontario who had been its custodian for over 100 years. Canfield was a recognized stop on the Underground Railroad, and it is likely the coin first crossed the border sometime in the late-19 th century after the American Civil War. The family also owned and operated a grist mill in the region during the 1920s and the Great Depression, and it is possible the coin was taken as payment for flour or other staples during that time. In the century since, it has evidently been cherished and well cared for. Now it will be passed along to a new custodian for the next generation.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to present this 1870-CC eagle for its first ever auction appearance in their August 2023 Global Showcase Auction. The firm has a history of handling the very finest Liberty Head gold coins and, in particular, several significant examples of the 1870-CC $10. These include the AU-55 (PCGS) Battle Born specimen that sold for $129,250 in 2012, a lustrous EF-40 (PCGS) that sold for $105,000 in April 2022 and a Good-6 (PCGS) from the Fairmont Collection that sold for $72,000 also in April 2022. All three set new price records for their respective grades. Bidders could once again set a new record when this finest known example crosses the auction block in August.

For questions on this AU-58 (PCGS) CAC graded 1870-CC Liberty Head $10 or to order a copy of the printed catalog, contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at (800) 458-4646 or email . The complete Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2023 Global Showcase Auction will be posted for pre-bidding on the firm’s website in mid-July. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is currently accepting consignments of U.S. coins, currency, and Physical Cryptocurrency for their November 2023 Showcase Auction and monthly Collectors Choice Online Auctions.

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.

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