1880-CC $10.00 NGC AU58 CAC

Beginning with this issue, Carson City eagles become more available and there are over 200 examples of this date known. That said, the 1880-CC is scarce in properly graded AU55 to AU58 and very rare in full Mint State. This frosty slider has nearly full luster and it shows nice central rose color that deepens to a fiery orange-gold about the border. There are some marks noted in the fields but there is just the slightest amount of wear. It is my opinion that this issue is a good value in AU58 as an Uncirculated coin is worth at least $15,000-20,000; if you can even find one. The last auction trade for an NGC AU58 was Heritage 1/11: 7288 that brought a strong $6,900. This example is one of five 1880-CC eagles approved by CAC with just one finer (a PCGS MS61 in a private collection that sold for nearly $50,000 a few years ago). A good addition to a high quality date set of Carson City eagles.