Cert # 3027976-003

Coin Number 166

Only 1,762 pieces were struck at the Carson City Mint in 1879 for this denomination, and from that about 50 to 60 exist today. This one is in a small group tied as the second best certified of this acclaimed date and mint. The surfaces are much smoother than often encountered on these wild west Carson City coins, with smooth devices and pleasing fields. The strike is crisp and the luster prominent.