1879-CC $20 Liberty Type 3 AU50 PCGS
1879-CC $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A. The 1879-CC shares many similarities with the 1878-CC. A low five-figure mintage of 10,708 coins produced a semikey issue that is scarce in AU grades and rare in Mint State. About Uncirculated examples are more or less evenly distributed throughout AU50, AU53, AU55, and AU58, but with multiple resubmissions likely reflected in the figures -- Carson City double eagles that are as scarce as the 1879-CC make notable advances in value even between two AU tiers.
This early die state piece displays a sharp strike and incredibly lustrous fields that retain original orange and peach-gold hues. Remarkably, there are no distracting abrasions, only light handling marks that accompany a trace of high-point friction.