1878-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. VF-30 (NGC). A well balanced mid-grade example with plenty of bold detail remaining to khaki-gold surfaces. The passing of the Bland-Allison Act in 1878 meant that the Treasurys focus was placed on striking silver dollars over gold coins. Only 13,180 double eagles were struck at Carson City, less than one-tenth the production from just two years prior, making this one of the scarcest CC issues. While the estimated overall survival rate of 4% to 5% for the 1878-CC double eagle is larger than most others from this facility, specimens appear at auction far less than expected. Seldom seen in any grade, this is one of the most eagerly sought of all the double eagle issues struck at this storied Nevada mint.