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1877-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8983

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 42,565
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-62.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 652, illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2552 at $5,060.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 911, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, February 17, 1969

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 264 sold for $1,092.50

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2553 at $747.50

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 331, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7462, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

EF-40 Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7155, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

EF-40 Cleaned Scratches.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7156, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 332, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1386, not illustrated, sold for $621.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1883, not plated, sold for $402.50

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