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    1871-CC Double Eagle, XF40
    Low-Mintage Early Carson City Rarity

    1871-CC $20 XF40 PCGS. Variety 2-A, showing the first 1 in the date centered over a dentil, and the second 1 centered between dentils. Two obverse dies were combined with a single reverse die to manufacture the mintage of 17,387 double eagles at the Carson City Mint in 1871. Although many examples have been lost to attrition, enough survive so that pleasing certified examples -- those coins usually found in XF or Choice XF grade, less often AU -- appear at auction with some regularity. A handful of "monster" Mint State examples also survive of this second-year CC issue. This XF40 PCGS coin shows a few notable abrasions, among them a few hits on Liberty's face and neck and one linear mark in the obverse field below star 4. The reverse shows one long, thin, diagonal scrape through the shield, and scattered other smaller signs of contact appear. The amber-gold surfaces nonetheless retain a good amount of essential eye appeal and are well-struck overall, despite the 20 points of wear. Population: 25 in 40, 82 finer (8/20).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4-5/2016), lot 4829.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-18th Thursday-Sunday
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