1877-CC $20 AU58 Certification #21155334, PCGS #8983

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

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)

The 1877-CC ranks 11th out of 19 Carson City Mint Double Eagles in terms of overall rarity. It is rarer than the 1874-CC, 1875-CC or 1876-CC although it is not quite as difficult to find in Unc. as the 1874-CC. The majority of known 1877-CC twenties grade only VF or EF but AU examples are occasionally available. Most of the relatively few uncs around are bagmarked 60's and in choice mint state the 1877-CC is decidedly rare. In gem condition it is very rare and it is doubtful if more than a couple exist at that level.
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
42565
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
34
Pop Lower
621
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1020 R-4.9 13 / 73 TIE 40 / 148 TIE
All Grades 42 R-8.6 10 / 73 TIE 47 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

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

Doug Winter, sold privately in 2/2002 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11046, $63,250 - Hansen Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3197, $32,200 - William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7770, $41,687.50

1 MS62 PCGS grade

William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7770, $41,687.50

1 MS62 PCGS grade

Renz Family Collection of $20 Gold Coins - Heritage 1/2017:6038, $64,625

1 MS62 PCGS grade