||1877-CC $20 XF45 NGC. CAC. Variety 1-B. The late die state, with a reverse die crack from the rim to the left edge of the Y in TWENTY. The first Type Three issue from the Carson City Mint, the 1877-CC double eagle is moderately obtainable in circulated condition, but becomes genuinely scarce at the Mint State grade level, where none are certified finer than MS62 (8/14). Many of the known survivors originated from overseas holdings, and were transferred loosely in bags, becoming heavily abraded. This attractively smooth Choice XF representative shows rich orange-gold patina with remnants of luster in the protected regions. Light high-point wear leaves the design elements remarkably well-defined, with proportionately strong eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5581.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.