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    1891-CC Double Eagle, MS60 Prooflike
    Sole 'PL' Designation at Either Service

    1891-CC $20 MS60 Prooflike NGC. Variety 1-A. As far as we can tell, this is the sole 1891-CC double eagle with designated Prooflike surfaces at either PCGS or NGC. A sharp strike shows no signs of circulation wear, while light contacts and minor marks pepper each side. The fields retain their prooflike character despite the numerous light abrasions that are unavoidable at the MS60 level. Pleasing straw-gold color adds to the the distinctive eye appeal of this reflective Carson City double eagle.

    Just 5,000 pieces were struck, most of which saw limited circulation in the West, although some pieces were dispersed to foreign interests. Logic suggests several early strike, prooflike examples might have existed from the small mintage, but apparently few pieces survived as such. While the 1891-CC is often weak at the borders, this piece is sharp throughout, and the obverse stars are crisp. We expect strong interest from Carson City and gold specialists when this sole prooflike example is called. Census: 1 in 60 Prooflike, 0 finer (11/19).
    From The Key Coin Collection. (NGC ID# 26C3, PCGS# 79017)

    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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