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1879-CC DOUBLE EAGLE
OR $20 GOLD

PCGS No: 8989

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,708
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 examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-61's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7467, illustrated,  not sold  From the Dr. Barry Southerland Collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 654, illustrated, sold for $24,150.00

SEGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1567, illustrated, sold for $3,795.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 915, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, April 28, 1967

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 580, illustrated, sold for $7,130.00

NGC AU-50, A strict About Uncirculated example.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1885, plated, sold for $3,565.00

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5713, not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  Ex: Matt Rothert Collection (Bowers & Ruddy, 11/73)

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9233, not plated, unsold

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