||1879-CC $20 XF40 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-A. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. All four mints struck double eagles in 1879, the only such occurrence in the Type Three series. The 1879-O claims the lowest mintage (2,325 examples), while the Carson City issue comes in second place with a production of 10,708 coins -- one of the lowest totals for the facility. This Extremely Fine representative offers light green-gold color and moderate field-device contrast. The design motifs retain substantial detail, and grade-consistent marks are lightly peppered over each side. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $85.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.