1873-CC自由帽双鹰 PCGS AU 53
1873-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS). This wonderfully original example is toned in warm, even khaki-orange. Partially lustrous, as befits the assigned grade, with bold to sharp detail throughout the design.
The mintage for this issue is a scant 22,410 pieces, a reduction of more than 4,000 coins from the previous years press run at the Carson City Mint. Face value was $448,200. While some 1873-CC double eagles were included in overseas banking transactions in later years, by that time most showed significant wear from extensive use in regional commerce. We estimate some 250 to 350 circulated examples of the date are extant today, with most of those VF, EF to a lesser degree, and with AU pieces scarce but occasionally available. Given that Mint State survivors are major rarities, this uncommonly attractive AU-53 represents a particularly significant find for the quality conscious collector. From the Fairmont Collection.