1878-CC $20 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8986
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
13,180
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
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 403
60 or Better 9
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 73
60 or Better 6 / 73
65 or Better 1 / 73
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 27 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8986 (MS) 62

AWA Collection - Hansen Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #8986 (MS)     61
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
	MS61 PCGS grade

Old West CC Collection

3 MS61 PCGS grade
6 MS60 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #8986 (MS) 62 
#1 MS62+ PCGS grade

AWA Collection - Hansen Collection

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
PCGS #8986 (MS)     61 #3 MS61 PCGS grade
 
	MS61 PCGS grade 
#3 MS61 PCGS grade

Old West CC Collection

#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 MS60 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
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.