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    1885-CC Liberty Head Twenty, AU55
    Minimal Abrasions, Vibrant Color

    1885-CC $20 AU55 PCGS. Variety 1-A. Popular for its sub-10,000-piece mintage and the desirable CC mintmark, the 1885-CC remains a scarce issue despite ongoing repatriations from foreign holdings. Only the Western mints struck double eagles in any kind of quantity for the year -- a small 1885 mintage at Carson City, and a much larger production at the San Francisco Mint. In contrast, the Philadelphia Mint struck just 751 double eagles for circulation, adding to demand for the branch mint coins.

    This Choice About Uncirculated example displays a smooth and attractive obverse, with gleaming, medium-gold surfaces and sharply struck motifs. Orange accents provide extra visual flair, especially on the reverse. A bisecting band of struck-in mint grease is seen across the eagle, as well as an attempt to minimize its prominence -- a factor accounted for by the assigned grade on the PCGS green label holder. Marks and abrasions are otherwise few, and substantial eye appeal remains throughout both sides of this Choice twenty. Population: 35 in 55, 68 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26BN, PCGS# 9004)

    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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