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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1878-CC $20 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8986
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
13,180
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$43,125 • PCGS MS61 • 11-10-2010 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 403 R-6.1 10 / 73 27 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 6 / 73 20 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
6 MS60 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1878-CC is a rare date in all grades; in fact, it is the fourth rarest CC-Mint Double Eagle, just nosing out the lower mintage 1879-CC. Virtually all known specimens grade in the F to EF grades and a strictly graded AU is a rarity. In full mint state, the 1878-CC is extremely rare and the few known uncs, with one notable exception, are barely Unc-60. The one exception is a borderline gem that came out of Europe in the 1960's and was sold by Max Humbert to a collector, Milt Kaufman. Kaufman's collection has since been sold and I do not know the present whereabouts of the coin. I have never heard of another 1878-CC near that grade and so the Kaufman specimen may well be the finest 1878-CC in existence. As a further testimonial to its condition rarity, it can be noted that the 1878-CC ranks in the top 10% of the entire Double Eagle series according to rarity by average grade.