1878-CC $20 MS (PCGS# 8986)


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1878-CC Liberty Double Eagle. Winter 1-A. AU-58 (NGC). After only the 1870-CC and 1879-CC, the 1878-CC has the lowest mintage of any Carson City Mint double eagle struck during the 1870s. A mere 13,180 pieces were produced, and survivors are among the scarcest twenties attributable to this frontier era coinage facility. The present example is a lustrous near-Mint coin with considerable satin to (modestly) semi reflective luster readily evident at all angles. Light, even, rose-orange color to both sides, the surfaces with few individually mentionable distractions among the scattered abrasions. Sharply struck.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The 1878-CC vies with the 1879-CC as the fourth rarest of 19 issues in the CC-mint double eagle series. It is more challenging to collect that such other&nbsp;dates as the 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1877-CC and 1885-CC.<br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/96MeM2rD8r4" frameborder="0" width="560" height="349"></iframe>
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