1871-CC $20
Lot 1214
1871-CC $20
US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£19,000 - 25,000

Lot Details
1871-CC $20
Well struck with some subtle green-golden patina. Some luster is evident in the recesses and fields which is most unusual for this early issue. Only 17,387 pieces were minted (the Redbook figure) but Rusty Goe in his detailed look at the Carson City Mint suggests 14,687 pieces is the truer figure (which is the official U.S. mint record, having been reported as such since 1887). It is believed that the largest percentage of double eagles minted in Carson City during the first few years of operation remained in Nevada, at least for awhile. Years later, quantities of CC double eagles made their way to foreign lands as export demand increased. Most of the early CC issues that did circulate in the old West acquired heavy bagmarks and surface damage, greatly marring their appearance. Fortunately, this example is a solid exception to that rule. Worth a close look and a strong bid. (PCGS 8961) About Uncirculated
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