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1879-CC $20 AU55 NGC....

2012 March 8-11 US Coin Signature Auction - New York #1168

 
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Auction Ended On: Mar 9, 2012
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
1879-CC Twenty, Flashy AU55
Only 10,708 Pieces Struck
1879-CC $20 AU55 NGC. Despite a touch of rub across the high points, this pale straw-gold example retains considerable reflective luster, particularly on the reverse. The strike is strong, and marks are scattered and mostly wispy, though a horizontal abrasion is noted below the 18 in the date. Thanks to its mintage of just 10,708 pieces, the 1879-CC twenty has gained considerable fame among collectors of Old West coinage, and Choice AU and better survivors are particularly prized. NGC shows 56 higher-graded pieces, but this number doubtless includes resubmissions (2/12).
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 1920.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26B7, PCGS# 8989)

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