1879-CC $20 AU55 Certification #21009539, PCGS #8989
Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin
David Akers (1975/88)In terms of both overall rarity and condition rarity, the 1879-CC is only marginally less rare than the 1878-CC. (Some people whose experience would obviously be different from my own, might feel the 1879-CC is the rarer of the two. At any rate they are very close.) This date is not available all that often in any grade and when offered, the typical 1879-CC is only VF or EF. Strictly graded AU's are rare and mint state specimens, even Unc-60's, are for all practical purposes non-existent. I have seen only one average quality unc and have never even heard of anything close to choice or gem quality. In this respect, the 1879-CC is even more rare than the highly touted 1879-O although the 1879-O is basically a rarer date.
James Barton Longacre
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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