1878-CC $20 MS (PCGS# 8986)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3656
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $14,950.00
Lot Description
1878-CC $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A. Among the rarest Carson City double eagles with only 13,180 coins produced, the 1878-CC suffered because of the introduction of the Morgan dollar, and today most certified examples average only Choice XF or so. This AU specimen displays boldly lustrous orange-gold surfaces, with just a few minor abrasions and tremendous eye appeal. This sharply struck, semiprooflike piece should see spirited bidding. A raised, interesting, straight die line appears on Liberty's neck, as described in Doug Winter's Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint (2001). There are two die lumps near the second T in TWENTY, a die scratch below the D in DOLLARS, and the first C in the mintmark is higher than the second.
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