1878-CC $20 MS (PCGS# 8986)

2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129

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Lot Description
1878-CC $20 XF40 NGC. Double eagle production at Carson City declined propitiously between 1876 and 1879, then ceased altogether in 1880 and 1881. A reason frequently cited is that local mine owners preferred to do business with the San Francisco Mint, and shipped their bullion to that facility for coinage. Collectors in search of an '78-CC will find the task much more difficult than obtaining the '74-CC to '76-CC trio. This is a moderately worn example with readily observed luster and a cluster of faint marks near obverse star 3.
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