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Club Journal Chronicles Birth of the Carson City Mint
Life member Tom DeFina supplements his popular word-search puzzle with depictions of Carson City and its storied mint during the lively days of the United States’ Centennial Anniversary in 1876. He shares why the 1876-CC Double Die Obverse dime is one of his favorite coins.
Bill Bugert sheds more light on the 1874-CC “Railroad Tracks Reverse” Liberty Seated half dollar, providing both diagnostic characteristics, and a census chart.
Weimar White’s article provides helpful information about the 1873-CC No Arrows half dollar.
Three journal contributors offer a variety of collecting challenges for readers to consider. First, Mary Elise Arnold, in her article “Hooked on the Hobby of Collecting Carson City Coins,” spells out a non-traditional way to collect a 10-piece set of Carson City coins, as well as the temptations and obstacles she’s faced in her pursuit of completion.
Next, Mitchell Yee finds yet another interesting angle at which to approach the Carson City GSA Morgan dollar niche, this time with his acquisition of a special-themed GSA box, issued for the National Governors’ Conference held in Nevada in 1973.
And third, Michael Parrott, in “How Low Can You Go? A Review of Two ‘CC’ Silver Coins Graded Poor-01,” describes his “Po-Boy” Carson City-minted quarter and half dollar. He challenges readers to locate Carson City-minted coins of the lowest possible certification level: Poor-01.
Club president Rusty Goe, in his article, “The Need Fulfilled for a New Mint in the New State of Nevada” presents readers with a comprehensive history of the establishment of Carson City, Nevada, and how Abraham Curry—the club journal’s namesake—and others struggled to get a United States Branch Mint built and operational in the new state of Nevada’s capital city.
Marie Goe, Carson City Coin Collectors of America