1883-CC $20.00 PCGS AU50 CAC

Old Green Holder. By today's grading standards, I feel that this coin is at least an AU55. It has beautiful deep natural orange-gold color atop slightly prooflike surfaces that exhibit relatively few marks for the grade. This coin is almost certainly from an overseas source and it has a "Euro" look but with less darkening on the surfaces than usual. The typical dipped, processed AU50 example of this date is an easy sale to a dealer who doesn't care about quality for $3,000 or even a bit more. For a few hundred dollars extra, you can purchase a gorgeous, unmolested example that is one of just eight 1833-CC double eagles in AU50 that has been approved by CAC.