1875-CC $20.00 PCGS MS61

When I purchased this coin a few months ago (in an MS61 holder), I thought it would be a "score" and would be in an MS62 holder in no time. After five submissions (all of which saw the same result), I've given up and am going to sell this coin as is. It is awfully, awfully nice for an MS61 Type Two double eagle from this mint due to its superb rich golden-orange and rose color as well as its blasty luster. The obverse shows some light scuffs in the fields and there is a small area of granularity (as made) around star seven; the reverse is extremely choice and grades close to MS63 on its own accord. There aren't many surviving 1875-CC double eagles that have never been dipped or processed and this is one of the few original pieces. A great piece for a type collection or a date set.