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Lot 3393

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3393
Date 1879
Side reverse
Grade 50
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 8989
Denomination $20
Mint Mark CC
Description 1879-CC $20 AU50 NGC. Variety 1-A. A late die state, as die lapping has effaced some of the eagle's lower-relief tailfeathers. The 1879-CC double eagle had a low mintage of only 10,708 coins, and is proportionately more elusive than its higher mintage counterparts from the same mint. The date is only moderately available in AU and lower grades, and in Mint State it is "a great and desirable rarity," per Garrett and Guth, with the finest being a pair of coins certified in MS62 (8/14). This About Uncirculated piece exhibits original green-gold patina with only slight wear over the high points of the design. Light, scattered ticks are observed upon close examination, though the surfaces appear remarkably smooth to the unaided eye. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $11750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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