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1875-CC Double Eagle

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Hello .... Any assistance is appreciated to help determine if the reverse lines are die cracks or clashed dies. Also, is the reverse a possible double die? There's additional doubling separate from the images (some stars etc.)Thanks





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The raised lines that you point out look like die cracks to me. They look like early stage cracks. The die was fatiguing, which is made more evident by the doubling that you point out. The doubling is called "die deterioration doubling" and is quite common on late die state coins.


Nice piece!



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Nice coin! Any nice condition CC double-eagle from the 1870's is a real find! I agree with Hoot that the raised lines are die cracks or incipient cracks. The Carson City and New Orleans Mints often stretched die-life for far more strikes than Philadelphia.


I do not see anything that looks like clash marks in the images.

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