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Why the romance over Carson City coins?

FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

San Francisco was the real wild west town.

First year issues from each:

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  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Who was enterprising enough to capitalize on the devastation? Any info on the rim? Peace Roy

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  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plain rim.

  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pointfivezero said:
    Tim


    thanks.

    it is nice when someone shows up with props. ;)

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  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, TBH, the private issues that essentially are SF issues rank right up there with the best of CC, D, and C mints - but as was stated when SF went back into production (in the multi- and tens of millions) they got a lot lest interesting.
    BTW - I am not at all sure the Cali gold was done by 1870....gold came from many sources there from the 1860s until about the turn of the century.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FrankH
    You beat me, I was going to list mine. lol
    Jim


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  • CaptainBluntCaptainBlunt Posts: 180 ✭✭✭

    There was a big increase in CA gold production in the 1930’s. It started out with cheap available labor and reduced costs followed by an increase in the price of an ounce of gold. Many of these years (1936-1939) saw over a million ozs recovered. For the years 1939-1941, CA gold production was 1.4 million plus ozs per year.

    The 1859-S Seated dollar is a very interesting coin. I think the published history of these dollars needs to be re-written including PCGS’s CoinFacts.

  • SPalladinoSPalladino Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Must it be a binary choice?

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,477 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For whatever reason the Carson City Mint bug has never bitten me hard. I have a few Carson City Morgan Dollars and a five dollar gold piece for the “all mints $5 gold set,” but that’s it, The high prices for some of the more interesting coins is one of the reasons why I have never gotten involved that much.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
  • justindanjustindan Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I learned recently Cali gold was used to make many of the Dahlonega coins in the later years. Which I thought was interesting. The Dahlonega mint made around $6 million in gold coinage. The museum there is just an old courthouse, so not as cool as CC.

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Double the mint mark letters, Double the fun?

    It's all about what the people want...

  • ChevyroseChevyrose Posts: 225 ✭✭✭

    Read a book about Morgan’s long ago. Seems like the theme of the book to me was that cc Morgans were the only ones worth collecting. Something like maybe Jesse James held a cc Morgan you have now

    I still think cc Morgans are the only ones worth collecting

  • It's all about the silver!

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,599 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the affinity is due to one's imagination: being there in the wild west, seeking Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, drinking whiskey in a saloon while ladies hover about in frilly dresses. :)

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    I think the affinity is due to one's imagination: being there in the wild west, seeking Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, drinking whiskey in a saloon while ladies hover about in frilly dresses. :)

    Some dresses are more frilly than others…

    Tim

  • CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did the plaque behind you say how many coins?

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,879 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a very pleasant visit to Carson City and to the State Museum one day. I keep looking at shows for a $5 gold with eye appeal that will work with my budget. The appeal for me is nostalgic you can say.

  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @justindan said:
    I learned recently Cali gold was used to make many of the Dahlonega coins in the later years. Which I thought was interesting. The Dahlonega mint made around $6 million in gold coinage. The museum there is just an old courthouse, so not as cool as CC.

    Thanks. Had been planning to take a trip and visit the Dahlonega museum last year but it somehow never really materialized.

    I am very content with my Trade dollars along with Morgans (six of which are GSA) and don't have any other coins in either silver nor gold from Carson City Mint with the costs being the primary reason (below link from GC knowledge base makes interesting reading with some eye popping numbers - atleast for me)

    https://www.greatcollections.com/kb/catalog/7/The-Allure-of-the-Carson-City-Mint--History-and-Information-about-the-Coins

    Was really thrilled to lay my hands on the 1883 & 1884 CC Morgans (GSA) two years for $200 a piece that replaced the regular slabs since it came back as MS 62 (1883) and MS 63 (1884) from our hosts. Don't think upgrades will happen any time soon.
    Cheers.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2022 9:53AM

    They are highly liquid and scarcer than non cc. Demand very high. They were transported in wagons got a lot of bag marks. Hence nice pieces trading high. Super for investment. Takes some serious pocket get a lot of them. Would be a nice area specialize in. Visualize a showcase full of them at a a show - full with many stacked high. Good selection of all types.

    Expect strong competition in bidding to get one. But if lots pocket go for it. Just having a box of 20 would be awesome. At shows from my table they attract strong attention - 5 star players. They will all try like get out at a show talk one down on one with their little sheet or some other BS. I don’t budge might give 5 pct move them but I know have them beat in that so they will pay me what I want or not get one. The gold ones most likely will be only one in room a dealer would have. If They don’t pay the money, they won’t get the coin.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think a LOT of coins from Carson City came with instructions.
    "Carry in pocket or toolbox. Clean regularly. If dropped, retrieve with pliers.."

    ;):s:D

  • BigtreeBigtree Posts: 197 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I get the fascination with CC silver coins because of the connection to the Comstock lode. Nevada is the "Silver State" after all.

    When it comes to gold coins, though, I go against the grain a bit - I'm drawn to early SF gold, which I don't think gets enough love compared to CC or the Southern branch mints, given its connection to the most famous gold rush in history.

  • FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just as soon get a circ and no dings. ;)

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