New Book by Acclaimed Specialist Rusty Goe: "The Confident Carson City Coin Collector"

Comprehensive New 3-Volume Book Set Released about Carson City Coins – Consolidates Thousands of Facts about the Carson City Mint and its Coins

by Southgate Coins | Published on February 7, 2021

Publisher: Southgate Coins

On sale: February 2021
Price: $299
Scope: Three volumes comprising 2,500 pages
Size: 8.5” x 11” hardcover

Reno, Nevada—Rusty Goe’s new three-volume set titled The Confident Carson City Coin Collector answers myriad questions asked by his clients during his three-plus-decade career as a coin dealer, researcher, and author. Goe says in his introduction that informed and knowledge-based collectors derive the most pleasure and gratification from their collecting pursuits. Thus, they have the confidence to make the right decisions.

Sample pages for the 1880-CC $10 Liberty Gold Eagle

Sample pages for the 1880-CC $10 Liberty Head Gold Eagle

Goe argues that the Carson City Mint and its coins provide hobbyists with some of the most fascinating studies in all of numismatics. He says there is no doubt that “CC” coins are extremely popular among collectors of all stripes. He believes his newest release will stimulate more interest as well as provide much-needed information for those who desire to pursue the topics in greater depth.

Q. David Bowers writes in his foreword for Volume 1:

“The current volumes are monumental additions to the existing literature on the Carson City Mint. I have never seen a more exhaustive study of coins (of any kind) presented. I am greatly impressed with The Confident Carson City Coin Collector.”

Rusty Goe is a recognized authority on the Carson City Mint’s history and the coins that have survived from that institution. His previous two award-winning books are The Mint on Carson Street (2003) and James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City (2007). His has assisted many collectors in building praiseworthy sets of Carson City coins. In 2005 he founded the Carson City Coin Collectors of America. The club’s journal, Curry’s Chronicle, won numerous awards.

Goe’s new reference work consists of three volumes comprising 2,500 pages. Sharp, full-color images of all 111 date-denominations comprising a basic complete set of Carson City coins permeate the pages. For each date-denomination Goe presents a Historical Setting section that provides readers with glimpses of operations at the Carson City Mint during the years in which the coins were made. Also, these sections feature pertinent stories about Nevada and the United States within the same timeframe. Given these perspectives, Goe then guides readers through the Coin Commentary sections for each date-denomination. Surviving population data, pricing information (from the past and in the present), and pedigrees are systematically codified. Hundreds of auction appearances of Carson City coins are cited. Goe also teaches readers how to evaluate the physical qualities of individual coins, observing their positive as well as negative characteristics.

Volume 1 comprises 848 pages; Volume 2 runs 1,012 pages; and Volume 3 is 640 pages in length. Goe says it required such page counts to cover the comprehensive material he wished to share.

Included in the extensive appendices are:

  • Finest Known Specimens all 111 “CC” Date-Denominations
  • Cost Estimates Finest Known Specimens Complete 111-Piece Set “CC” Coins Year-End 2018
  • 70-Year Red Book Pricing Study for Carson City Coins (1947 – 2018)
  • Nevada State Museum 109-Piece Carson City Coin Collection – Condition Ratings
  • Surviving Population Totals all Date-Denominations Carson City Coins Year-End 2018
  • Survival Populations for Carson City Coins Fewer than 1,000 Pieces

As Goe says, “Passionate Carson City coin enthusiasts thirst for the water of knowledge drawn from the conduits of reliable research. These volumes attempt to quench some of this thirstiness.”

The back cover of The Confident Carson City Coin Collector

The back cover of The Confident Carson City Coin Collector


For more information about The Confident Carson City Coin Collector, Rusty Goe, the Carson City Mint, and Carson City coins, please go to When Covid-19 restrictions subside, Rusty Goe plans to participate in book signing events.

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