1885-CC $20 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -4587
PCGS#: 9004

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date ranks in the top third of all Carson City Mint Double Eagles in terms of overall rarity. It is only a little less rare as a date than the 1878-CC and 1879-CC but it is decidedly more "common" than either in high grade, i.e. AU or Unc. When available, the 1885-CC is typically EF although a number of VF specimens also exist. AU's are also seen from time to time but in full mint state the 1885-CC is definitely rare. I have seen a few Unc-60 specimens as well as a couple of choice Unc. examples but I have never seen or heard of a real gem.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 9,450 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
3,100
1
15
3,500
20
4,000
45+
8,750
50+
12,500
53+
16,000
55+
22,000
58+
28,000
60
32,000
5
63
80,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 393 R-6.2 8 / 73 TIE 24 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 51 R-8.4 12 / 73 TIE 52 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 2/2007:2553 - Bowers & Merena 8/2007:1944 - William Porter Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7778 - Rusty Goe, 8/ 2011- Battle Born Collection - Stack’s 8/2012:11052, $57,500

2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade