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    1873-CC Double Eagle, AU58
    Vibrant Surfaces, Only Light Abrasions

    1873-CC $20 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1-A. The 1873-CC ranks among the top half of Carson City double eagles in terms of rarity from a smallish mintage of 22,140 coins. Most of the mintage circulated in the West, and those coins that survive typically are seen in XF to low AU condition. Doug Winter estimates about 450 to 500 pieces survive in all grades. Fully Uncirculated examples remain rare, despite the discovery of a few hoards in the 1990s.

    Bagmarks and abrasions are the grade-limiting factors for most 1873-CC survivors. This near-Mint example is lightly marked compared to other AU58 examples, with only minor field chatter and a few scattered, tiny marks. Bright, yellow-gold surfaces retain much of their original mint luster, while the strike lacks sharpness only at the highest hair strands and the central bun. A minor nick above 7 in the date is of minimal distraction. Population: 67 in 58, 16 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26AJ, PCGS# 8968)

    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
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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