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Obverse of 1880-CC Eagle     Reverse of 1880-CC Eagle


1880-CC TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS No: 8688

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,190
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "CC" (for Carson City, Nevada) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - J.J. Teaparty - Henry S. Lang collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 636, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00

NGC MS-60 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1045, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Some were found in European hoards, which is likely the source of this piece, from pieces which were sent overseas soon after coining. This one has minor handling marks, but is loaded with frosty luster and a delicate copper tone around the periphery. Liberty's cheek is clean and shows only moderate handling.", sold for $10,925.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 732, illustrated, sold for $4,945.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman on June 17, 1971

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 733, not illustrated, sold for $632.50  From Parke Bernet's sale of May 1968, Lot 176

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9092, not plated, unsold

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