1872-CC $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS #:
8964
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
26,900
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 402 R-6.1 3 / 31 TIE 27 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 2 / 31 17 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 402
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 31
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 27 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Rusty Goe, 9/2010 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11041, $161,000

2 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4476, $94,000

3 MS60 PCGS grade
3 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2017:4037, $67,563 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS60 PCGS grade

Gator Man Collection - Heritage 1/2018:5123, $48,000

3 MS60 PCGS grade
3 MS60 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #1 MS62 PCGS grade

Rusty Goe, 9/2010 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11041, $161,000

#2 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4476, $94,000

#3 MS60 PCGS grade
#3 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2017:4037, $67,563 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS60 PCGS grade

Gator Man Collection - Heritage 1/2018:5123, $48,000

#3 MS60 PCGS grade
#3 MS60 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
AU58 PCGS grade #8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In July 2006, American Numismatic Rarities offered a cancelled obverse die from an 1872-dated Double Eagle, speculating that it may have come from the Carson City Mint because of a "C" stamped on the shank. Two other Liberty Head $20 obverse dies have appeared on the market:

1877, attributed to the Carson City Mint, sold in 2002 for $23,000

1882, attributed to the San Francisco Mint, sold in 2001 for $20,700

David Akers (1975/88): Compared to the other Double Eagles from the Carson City Mint, the 1872-CC is only moderately rare, ranking 8th out of the 19 issues in terms of overall rarity. However, in terms of condition rarity, it ranks behind only the 1870-CC and 1871-CC and in the top 10% of the entire Double Eagle series. Nearly all 1872-CC twenties grade only VF of EF and it is very difficult to locate a strictly graded AU. A few average quality (60) uncs are known but I have never personally seen a choice or gem mint state piece.