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Lot 2551

1883-CC $20 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-55. Somewhat bagmarked, and there are minor rim problems. Lightly worn on the obverse highpoints of the hair curls and bun, with nearly full luster, this pleasing Choice About Uncirculated double eagle displays bright golden color. One of the more available Carson City double eagles, this '83-CC is all the same an attractive, affordable example. Pop 92; 118 finer; the best is 2 in MS-63 at PCGS. (PCGS # 8999) .

Although stories of lost Spanish mines and secret Navajo mines in the Great Basin area of Utah and Nevada persist to this day, the first gold rush in southeastern Utah began in 1883, they year of this double eagle, after Cass Hite found placer gold in Glen Canyon on the Colorado River. On December 3, 1883, Hite, Lewis P. Brown, and seven others organized the Henry Mountains Mining District. Unfortunately, the gold found by prospectors along the Colorado River was very fine, making it extremely difficult to recover, although some of it may have eventually worked its way to the Carson City Mint to be struck into gold pieces like this 1883-CC.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,300.


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