1878-CC $20 AU55 Certification #10007927, PCGS #8986

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

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.
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
13180
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
23
Pop Lower
260
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 403 R-6.1 10 / 73 27 / 148 TIE
All Grades 9 R-9.6 6 / 73 20 / 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  
	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