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Lot 2550

1883-CC $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. A pleasin frosty mnt example with rich mint bloom colors. Rarely seen this high grade. This among the most attractive Mint State 1883-CC double eagles offered in the last few years, one of only a handful certified by either grading service. Were it not for just 2 others in MS63 graded by PCGS, it would lay claims to being tied the Finest known of this important issue from the Carson City Mint. As it is, the present coin is solidly within the Condition Census. The surfaces are fresh and glowing, with strong luster in the fields and throughout the devices. It is noted that Liberty's cheek and neck are especially clean, with just a few light grazes in the luster visible with a magnifier.

Similar in rarity to the previous 1882-CC, the mintage of double eagles from the Carson City Mint halted after 59,962 pieces were coined. As demand for coinage was very strong at the time, most of this years production saw circulation (where high denomination gold coins served major trade and export coins). We are indeed pleased to offer a coin which defies most of the fate handed out to the others, for not only is this Mint State, but the surfaces are outstanding for this issue. Bowers (2004) suggest as few as 80 to 100 Mint States are all that exist out of the original mintage. Pop 12; 2 finer in 63. (PCGS # 8999) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.

Realized $10,925

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