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1871-CC $20 AU53 NGC....

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2010
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Location: Orlando, FL
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Prized AU53 1817-CC Twenty
1871-CC $20 AU53 NGC. Doug Winter notes in his Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint (2001), "The 1871-CC is the second rarest Carson City double eagle. When available, the typical piece grades Very Fine to Extremely Fine. This is a very scarce date in About Uncirculated and most of the pieces known in this grade range are no better than About Uncirculated-50."
Winter continues by noting the issue's increasing rarity through the various tiers of the AU grade band. For most collectors of Carson City double eagles, this AU53 representative is well-placed at the confluence of ambition and availability. Attractive green-gold coloration and a solid strike for the issue are the chief highlights. The mildly abraded surfaces offer slight reflectivity.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 26AB, PCGS# 8961)

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