Grade PCGS EF45 CAC
PCGS Price Guide 18000
Population (PCGS) 83/117
Population (NGC) 73/204
Population (CAC) 9/12
Serial Number 8989.45/82488353
PCGS Lookup Number 8989
GEM XF45 1879-CC DOUBLE EAGLE WITH CAC APPROVAL
The 1879-CC is one of four scarce Carson City double eagles (the 78-CC, 85-CC and 91-CC are the others) which are legitimately scarce in allgrades. The 1879-CC is an especially difficult issue to locate in collector grades and most of the pieces I've seen in EF45 holders are stripped and very heavily marked.
Fresh to the market and recently sourced in Europe, this 1879-CC is a gem for the grade with rich natural russet color and immaculate surfaces. I could have scrubbed this coin and made it into an ugly AU53 but that would have been a numismatic tragedy as this piece has exceptional eye appeal.
The most recent sale of a PCGS/CAC EF45 1879-CC double eagle was Heritage 10/16: 3359 and that coin wasn't even close to the present piece from aquality standpoint. A marginal quality non-CAC PCGS EF45 just sold for $15,275 as Heritage 4/17: 16035.
If you have been searching for the best available quality for this scarce date at a comparatively affordable price point, this is the 1879-CC double eagle that you've been waiting for.
CAC has approved 9 in this grade with 12 finer.