1877-CC Double Eagle, NGC AU58 CAC.
First year of issue for the type three double eagles,
and struck at the always popular Carson City Mint. These
double eagles show a modified obverse with the head
repositioned by Chief Engraver William Barber. The most
notable differences with the previous type are on the
reverse. The denomination is now spelled out “TWENTY
DOLLARS”, instead of “TWENTY D.” previously
used. Some small differences in engraving are also noted.
After three years of large production of double eagles
at the Carson City Mint, mintages decreased again.
As a result, a total number of just 42,565 double
eagles were struck at this western Mint. Of these,
an estimated 1,200 pieces exist in all grades, but
mostly in EF to lower AU. In 58, such as this piece,
they are scarce and Mint State coins are very scarce
Collecting type three double eagles struck at the
Carson City Mint makes for a rewarding experience.
These large gold coins are always in demand, and the
Carson City Mint is popular with collectors for being
related to the old Wild West. As a result, high grade
pieces are always in demand by both collectors and
investors. The latter will seek such a coin as the
present offering to get a variety of coins in his
portfolio, and this is an excellent coin for that
This coin, sharply struck is totally original. Stickered
by CAC for exceptional quality, only the slightest
luster breaks keep this coin out of a Mint State holder.
Full hair details indicate the strong strike, as does
the eagle on the reverse. Satiny luster shows on the
dark yellow surfaces, which look very pretty. A great
coin for both the collector and investor!