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1871-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8961

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 17,387
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

Significant examples:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 645, illustrated, sold for $20,700.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7450, illustrated, not sold  From the Dr. Barry Southerland Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 878, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, July 9, 1968

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 577, illustrated, sold for $7,705.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service