The Big Five Carson City Double Eagles

The Big Five Carson City Double Eagles

Carson City double eagles can be neatly divided into three tiers of rarity. The first tier—or what I like to call the Big Five—consists of the 1871-CC, 1878-CC, 1879-CC, 1885-CC, and the 1891-CC. If we assume that most collectors will never buy an 1870-CC due to its rarity and cost, these five issues are the keys to the set.

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DWN Sells Outstanding 1796 Eagle Graded AU58 by PCGS and Approved by CAC

DWN Sells Outstanding 1796 Eagle Graded AU58 by PCGS and Approved by CAC

Douglas Winter Numismatics, a Portland Oregon firm specializing in choice and rare United States gold coinage, recently sold an outstanding 1796 Eagle graded AU58 by PCGS and approved. The price was in excess of $100,000.

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A Brief Analysis of Low Grade No Motto San Francisco Half Eagles and Eagles

A Brief Analysis of Low Grade No Motto San Francisco Half Eagles and Eagles

The impetus behind this article was a nice PCGS VG10 1864-S eagle which I recently handled. As I was writing this coin up, I got to thinking that I had handled an uncommonly large number of very low grade examples of this date…

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