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    1871-CC Double Eagle, AU55
    Carson City Key Date
    Rarely Seen So Fine

    1871-CC $20 AU55 NGC. Variety 2-A. The first 1 in the date is positioned directly over a dentil. If one considers the 1870-CC to be out of reach, as it is for even the most well-resourced specialists, then the 1871-CC is the first obtainable Carson City double eagle and highly collectible as such. It is also the second-rarest issue from that facility with a small mintage of 17,387 coins and a survivorship of perhaps 200 to 250 examples. That population falls rapidly in AU condition, where Doug Winter estimates 45 to 55 pieces are extant. Only two or three 1871-CC twenties are known in Mint State. There were no collectors interested in branch mint products at the time these coins were made, and Uncirculated survivors are merely the benefactors of happenstance.

    A hint of reflectivity occurs in the fields on each side of this lovely Choice AU key date. Rose accents complement light yellow-gold color. The strike is characteristically bold for the issue with full star radials and strong curl and feather detail for a Type Two double eagle. Abrasions are expected and pose little distraction, if any. Census: 27 in 55, 24 finer (8/16).
    From The Walter Freeman Collection, Part I.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 26AB, PCGS# 8961)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2016
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