||1890-CC $20 AU55 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-A. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This variety exhibits mild die doubling on the reverse, with the spread most easily seen on PLURIBUS. As a date, the 1890-CC is one of the more plentiful double eagles from that mint, though this has hardly affected growth in collector demand, for reasons outlined in Garrett and Guth's Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: "The demand for Western gold and the allure of the Carson City Mint has created intense collector interest." This Choice representative retains luminous hues of peach-gold luster beneath original green-gold patina on each side, while the surfaces are free of any bothersome abrasions, and the devices exhibit nearly complete detail. 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 @ $75.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.