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    1879-CC Double Eagle, AU58
    Conditionally Elusive This Fine

    1879-CC $20 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1-A. While it continues to be a major Carson City rarity in Mint State, the 1879-CC has seen numerous examples return from overseas holdings -- a trend that continues to this day. While many repatriated coins are numbered among the highly graded survivors, the issue is remains scarce-to-rare in AU58 or finer grades. This near-Gem example shows only light abrasions and none of the severe bagmarks that haunt other Carson City twenties. Frosted yellow-gold surfaces retain considerable mint luster. A loupe reveals two small reeding marks on Liberty's portrait -- one near the curl high on the cheekbone, the other alongside the nose -- but they require magnification to view. A sharp strike remains intact. Population: 18 in 58, 9 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 338L, PCGS# 8989)

    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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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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