Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin
David Akers (1975/88): The mintage of the 1880-CC is nearly triple that of the 1879-CC but in the 337 catalogues in my auction survey, the 1880-CC was offered with almost the same frequency as the 1879-CC. In my opinion, the 1880-CC is a bit more common than the 1879-CC but certainly not nearly as much as one might expect from the wide difference in the mintages. Most known examples of the 1880-CC are well worn and specimens above EF are rare. Mint state pieces are very rare and I have seen only a few.
Heritage 12/2004:6663 - Rusty Goe, 12/2004 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11011, $40,250
Abe Kosoff 4/1956:2173 - Norweb Family - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:905 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:527 - Old West Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1332, $29,900