The "Achilles heel" for many new collectors when it comes to CC double eagles is marks. It is hard for them to buy these coins because they tend to have marks. Lots and lots of marks. But if a markophilic collector is patient a clean CC double eagle can be found now and again. And this piece is clean. Really clean. The satiny yellow-gold surfaces are nearly free of marks, the strike is razor sharp and the naked-eye appearance is more suggestive of an AU58 than an AU55.