In the summer 2014 issue of Curry’s Chronicle, the
award-winning journal published by the Carson City Coin Collectors of
America, club president Rusty Goe sets forth explicitly how the Carson
City Mint came into existence. Other members share information on a
wide variety of Carson City Mint coin-related topics, from customized
collecting approaches, to “CC” half dollars, to "GSA
dollars" — those coins sold by the General Services
Administration in the 1970s.
Here are brief previews of summer-issue articles:
- 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 Seated Liberty, Doubled Die Obverse
dime is one of his favorite coins.
- Bill Bugert sheds more
light on the 1874-CC Seated Liberty, Railroad Tracks Reverse half
dollar, providing both diagnostic characteristics and a census
- Mark Archambault’s article, “A Curious Look at 1871-CC
Half Dollars,” discusses the “one-sided Proof” anomaly, on which he
gained new insight from communication with Seated Liberty half
dollar specialist Randy Wiley.
- Weimar White’s article
provides helpful information about the 1873-CC Seated Liberty, No
Arrows half dollar.
- Goe, in “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, Nev., 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.
Three Curry’s Chronicle contributors in the latest issue
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 nontraditional way to
collect a 10-piece set of Carson City Mint coins, as well as the
temptations and obstacles she’s faced in her pursuit of
- Next, Mitchell Yee finds yet another interesting
angle of approach to the Carson City Mint 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 Mint quarter dollar and half dollar. He challenges readers to
locate Carson City Mint coins of the lowest possible certification
level: Poor 1.
The Carson City Coin Collectors of America is a nonprofit club
incorporated in the state of Nevada. It is open to any member in good
standing seeking to share and receive information about the Carson
City Mint and the coins produced there. Dues are $30 a year, which
includes a three-issue subscription to Curry’s Chronicle.