I read something very interesting today, the Carson City Mint is going to mint 3000 1870CC Liberty Seated Halves to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the CC mint. If you are able to get to Carson City for the release party on 01 August, you can buy a ticket to get one of the first 200 minted at a catered party at the old mint building. The coins will be struck on the actual press used to strike the original 1870 Half and will have the word COPY incused in the field. They will be pure silver.
If you cannot make the event, you can still buy one of the remaining 2800, to be minted, by emailing Nicolette Johnston @ email@example.com to ask to be placed on her list of interested parties. I expect the price to be about $150.00. That is the cost of attending the release party in person on 01 August. BTW, I have no connection to the Nevada Culture Organization, just reporting what ANA and Coin World have already reported.
1870CC Half Copy
Well that's another one I miss out on. But I'm content with what I have. I hope the regular collectors get one. But that's a good idea. You know we're they came from. They will be beautiful. Those who get one I wish you luck and congratulations. Get there a week early don't waite. This is big so don't miss out. I want to read some blogs on it. I also like the idea it's silver not gold. This is being done very well. Thanks for the info.3 months ago
might make it, my mom said sometime this year we will go to SC, so i think i might get to go there.3 months ago
Carson City is in Nevada, not South Carolina.
i mixed Charlotte with Carson city somehow.3 months ago
Charlotte did have a US Branch Mint at one time, there was also the Dahlonega Branch Mint in your home state of Georgia. But both of them only minted gold coins. Interestingly, the gold coins they minted were from mines local to the aforementioned Branches.
Well worn Copper
The fact that the US Mint is doing something like this interesting. I'd rather they do something more to the coin to make it distinguishable from the originals, as I would hate seeing the word "copy" stamped on it after paying $150. But if the coin was struck from original hubs, I'd be well worth it.3 months ago
i would be cool if it had on the rim "1870-2019 150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CARSON CITY MINT"3 months ago
Well Worn Copper, this is not a U.S. Mint product, this is being done by some private organization affiliated with the Museum in the old Mint Building. They are using an actual press used in the 1800's at the Mint but there is no connection with the U.S. Mint, if the Mint made these, they would change some slight thing and would not put COPY on the coins.
I find that a very interesting thing for them to use the old press.3 months ago