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Obverse of 1873-CC Double Eagle     Reverse of 1873-CC Double Eagle

  
1873-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8968

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,410
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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
All examples known of this date have "Closed" 3's.

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
"Net MS-60).  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 648, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 889, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00  Purchased from Doug Weaver, August 30, 1973

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 578, illustrated, sold for $7,475.00

Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-50, Brushed.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 319, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

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