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1872-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8964

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 26,900
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 MS-60.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 646, illustrated, sold for $26,450.00

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7451, illustrated, not sold  From the Dr. Barry Southerland Collection

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 647, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2544 at $1,840.00

ANACS Net EF-45, AU Details, scratched.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9223, not plated, unsold

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