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    1879-CC Double Eagle, AU50
    Luminous and Well-Defined for the Grade

    1879-CC $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A. The production of 10,708 double eagles at the Carson City Mint in 1879 necessitated a single pair of dies showing a diagnostic lump below the 9 in the date. Probably about 500 pieces survive in all grades, mostly in the XF to lower AU range. This About Uncirculated representative displays luminous honey-gold color with a surprising degree of remaining mint luster. The motifs exhibit bold design detail and minimal friction for the assigned grade. Scattered abrasions and hairlines are typical. Grease stains appear near star 1 and above the 1 in the date. Housed in a green label holder.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 338L, PCGS# 8989)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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