Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 26,900
Catalog: KM-74.2
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1136.04 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 CC $20 MS obverse 1872 CC $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City mint showed greater skill in striking the 1872-CC than its preceding two Double Eagle issues. By most numismatists' standards, this is the first readily collectible Double Eagle from the Nevada branch mint. The 'commonality' of the 1872-CC, however, ends abruptly as one crosses into the Uncirculated grade range. This was a heavily circulated issue and most surviving examples are well worn and not the type of coins that choosy collectors prefer. In addition, a small number of lightweight and debased Carson City coins dated 1872-1873 were discovered by local citizens around the time of their issue. The resulting loss of confidence in their local mint forced numerous area residents to file the edges and otherwise test every Carson City coin that passed through their hands. While this practice probably spared financial heartache to the tester, it undoubtedly lowered the surviving population of high grade, problem-free 1872-CC Double Eagles available in today's market.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/18/2014

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1872 CC $20 MS
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Base $ 2450 2550 2750 3900 8250 8250 14750 18500 24500 37000 51500 85000 200000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4382
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7483


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/30/2005 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1994, 1994/Lot# 2136 $5,720.00
5/4/2005 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8959 $5,175.00
9/19/2005 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2555 $6,670.00
1/24/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 5995 $8,337.50
1/5/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 7270 $2,185.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7655 $21,275.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4416 $22,425.00
1/9/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7506 $9,108.60
4/13/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186809 $9,476.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 CC $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20312147216924452931402645865055673375318490902710230107401126811815123811296713573142011484915519
2069215422612607329642124742561469997850866994281040010916114501200312576131691378214417150720
000000474256146999785086699428104001091611450120031257613169137821441700
000000489861737265817088489829105701109211632121921277113371139911463300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 8490
Owner: The Loaned Ranger
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 7531
Owner: swiss
 
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