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    1879-CC Double Eagle, AU58
    Low Mintage, Scarce This Fine

    1879-CC $20 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1-A. Gleaming rich-gold color radiates from both sides of this near-Mint 1879-CC. The low mintage of just 10,708 pieces made this Carson City issue scarce-to-rare from outset, although for many years no attention was given to its mintmark. (The even rarer 1879-O suffered the same indignity.) This 1879-CC displays partially prooflike fields that were initially fully prooflike, until acquiring light friction from a brief period of transport and circulation. The strike is razor-sharp as often seen for the issue, with frosted central devices that contrast with the surrounding fields. There are no distracting large marks or abrasions, and nearly full mint luster graces both sides of this borderline Mint State twenty. Population: 18 in 58, 9 finer (11/19).
    From The Key Coin Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 338L, PCGS# 8989)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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