Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 47

press UP arrow key to increase the zoom ratio.
press DOWN arrow key to decrease the zoom ratio.
press RIGHT arrow key to increase the zoom window size.
press LEFT arrow key to decrease the zoom window size.

Lot 4788

1882-CC $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Nice even toning. Loads of mint luster on both sides might cause a viewer to believe this is fully Mint State when glancing at it the first time. 39,140 minted. Double eagle production at the Carson City Mint can be divided into three periods: 1870 through 1879, 1882 to 1885, and 1889 through 1893. The gap of two years in the mintage of $20 gold pieces at Carson City from 1880 to 1881 was the result of unconnected circumstances: deposits from Comstock miners diminished to stunted levels as mineral ore yields were all but expended, which in turn caused temporary coinage suspensions, limiting the Carson Mint to no more than five months of production annually during those two years. In addition, double eagle output was decreased on a national scale as the Treasury implemented a new policy of expanding the distribution of $5 and $10 gold pieces. Pop 266; 44 finer; 20 in 60; 18 in 61; 6 in 62. (PCGS # 8997) .
Estimated Value $3,500 - 3,700.

Realized $4,485

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved