1878-CC $20 MS (PCGS# 8986)

2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125

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Lot Description
1878-CC $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A. Among the rarest Carson City double eagles with only 13,180 coins produced, and today most certified examples average only Choice XF or so. This AU specimen displays attractive orange-gold patina, with just a few minor abrasions and tremendous eye appeal. A sharply struck, semiprooflike piece that will see spirited bidding. A raised, interesting, straight die line appears on Liberty's neck, as Doug Winter describes in his Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint (2001). There are also two die lumps near the second T in TWENTY and a die scratch below the D in DOLLARS.
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