SOLD- $20.00 – 1873-CC NGC AU53

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SOLD- $20.00 – 1873-CC NGC AU53


Serial Number 3608055-005

PCGS Lookup Number 8968

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The 1873-CC is one of the scarcer CC double eagles from this decade. It is harder to find than the 1872-CC and the 1877-CC but not quite as rare as the 1878-CC and 1879-CC. It is most often seen in EF40 to AU50 and properly graded AU53 to AU55 examples are not seen with the degree of frequency that they were a few years ago.

The body and lack of marks on this coin suggest a slightly higher grade as does the large amount of adhering mint luster. The color is a light yellow-gold with some contrasting darkness on the devices. Many 1873-CC double eagles are extremely abraded and this piece is a welcome exception with only a few small, shallow scuffs scattered around the fields.

Only one AU53 example (this coin; see below) has been sold at auction since July 2012 which is a good indication of this date’s rarity in this grade.

Most CC $20 sets are missing a nice example of the 1873-CC and as this date is rare and expensive above the AU53 to AU55 range, this piece should be given serious consideration.

Ex Heritage 6/14: 4924 where it sold for $15,275.