1878-CC $20 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -4570
PCGS#: 8986

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 13,180 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
6
2,195
1
12
3,750
1
45+
10,250
50+
13,500
53+
15,500
55+
20,000
58+
36,500
60
40,000
1
62
67,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

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