1876-CC Seated Liberty Quarter
PCGS MS66+ CAC - Only 5 FinerIn 1876, the Carson City Mint reached its peak of production for quarter dollars with a minting of 4,944,000, which was more than a 30-fold increase over 1875, but in high grades it is anything but common. The quality of production for this date was excellent.
The vast majority were shipped east to assist in the redemption of millions of fractional currency notes that had been issued since 1862. Since silver achieved value parity against paper money, these coins circulated freely, and the hated paper notes were no longer needed.
This 1876-CC 25C MS66+ PCGS. CAC. Type Two Reverse. Large CC. Bright mint frost glows through the light gray patina that covers each side with deeper shades seen at the margins. The strike details are strong throughout. It is a sharply struck, lustrous, and beautifully toned example of this iconic Carson City mint quarter from the Wild West, with exceptional eye appeal.