1879-CC $20 AU58

PCGS#: 8989

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1879-CC is only marginally less rare than the 1878-CC. (Some people whose experience would obviously be different from my own, might feel the 1879-CC is the rarer of the two. At any rate they are very close.) This date is not available all that often in any grade and when offered, the typical 1879-CC is only VF or EF. Strictly graded AU's are rare and mint state specimens, even Unc-60's, are for all practical purposes non-existent. I have seen only one average quality unc and have never even heard of anything close to choice or gem quality. In this respect, the 1879-CC is even more rare than the highly touted 1879-O although the 1879-O is basically a rarer date.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,708 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 574 R-5.8 11 / 73 31 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 26 R-8.9 8 / 73 36 / 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  

Raymond J. Wayman Collection of U.S. Eagles & Double Eagles - Stack's 9/1981:293 - Stack's “Auction '86” 7/1986:443 - Superior 1/2005:1119 - Rusty Goe, 11/2005 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11048, $74,750. The plate coin in “United States Gold Coins: An Analysis of Auction Records, Volume VI” by David W. Akers, and in “Gold Coins of the Carson City Mint” by Douglas Winter and James L. Halperin.

2 MS61 PCGS grade
2 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 MS61 PCGS grade