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


PCGS No: 8968


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

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