1871-CC $20 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -4548
PCGS#: 8961

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): After the famous 1870-CC, the 1871-CC is the rarest Double Eagle from the Carson City Mint. Compared to all other twenties, the 1871-CC ranks in the top 15% of the series in overall rarity and it is tied for first place in rarity according to average grade. Few dates in the series come generally worse than the 1871-CC. The 1871-CC is like the 1870-CC in that respect. Max Humbert tells me that in the 1960's when he was regularly receiving rare gold coins from Europe via Paul Wittlin, he handled a borderline Unc. 1871-CC.That coin is by far the finest I have heard of and it may well be the finest known.

 

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 17,387 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 215 R-6.8 2 / 31 16 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 31 4 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade  

Ed Shapiro, 1978 - unidentified private collection - Superior 1/1988:4414 - David Akers “Auction '88” 7/1988:977 - Eastern collector - various dealer intermediaries - Universal Coin and Bullion, 2000 - unidentified private collection - Bowers & Merena 6/2002:2372 - Heritage 8/2004:7586 - Heritage 4/2008:2500 - Rusty Goe, 4/2008 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11040, $322,000

2 AU58 estimated grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade  
2 AU58 estimated grade