1885-CC $20 AU55 Certification #10007572, PCGS #9004

Owner's Comments

Allen Rowe Northern Nevada Coin

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

This date ranks in the top third of all Carson City Mint Double Eagles in terms of overall rarity. It is only a little less rare as a date than the 1878-CC and 1879-CC but it is decidedly more "common" than either in high grade, i.e. AU or Unc. When available, the 1885-CC is typically EF although a number of VF specimens also exist. AU's are also seen from time to time but in full mint state the 1885-CC is definitely rare. I have seen a few Unc-60 specimens as well as a couple of choice Unc. examples but I have never seen or heard of a real gem.
Diameter
34.00 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
9450
Weight
33.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
67
Pop Lower
177
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 393 R-6.2 8 / 73 TIE 24 / 148 TIE
All Grades 51 R-8.4 12 / 73 TIE 52 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 73 1 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2007:2553, $27,600 - Bowers & Merena 8/2007:1944 - William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/18/2011:7778, $37,375 - Rusty Goe, sold privately in 8/2011 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s 8/2012:11052, $57,500

2 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:6109, $61,687.50

2 MS62 PCGS grade