1876-CC $20.00 NGC AU58 CAC

If you've spent any time on this site, you might now that I am a big, big fan of high end AU58 gold coins. True "sliders" are coins that have the look and eye appeal of a much more highly graded piece often at a significant savings from, say, an MS61 or an MS62 example of the same issue. The present coin is a case in point. It is nearly fully lustrous and shows just a smidgen of wear in the left obverse field and the high spots of the cheek and brow. The surfaces are far cleaner than usual for the issue and both sides show attractive rich natural orange-gold hues. I have sold a number of MS61 1876-CC double eagles at double the price of this AU58 that were not as attractive and this, to me, is what makes this a very good value for the CC double eagle collector. This is one of only eight 1876-CC double eagles in AU58 to have received approval at CAC; fourteen finer have been approved as well.