History, Information, and Value of 1883-CC Gold Liberty Double Eagle
Value of 1883-CC $20 Double Eagle
Most 1883-CC double eagles are not well struck and have softness of detail often evident in and around the centers on both sides. Typically offered with extensively abraded surfaces, as is the case with all Carson City Mint double eagle issues, the 1883-CC also has below average luster with even high grade survivors seldom particularly vibrant. Finishes range from frosty to modestly reflective. In general, this is a challenging issue to locate with superior eye appeal irrespective of individual grade. As one of the more frequently encountered Carson City Mint double eagles, the 1883-CC is popular with collectors seeking a single coin from this historic branch mint. Examples are obtainable with relative ease in circulated grades and, while scarce in Mint State, enough coins are extant at lower Uncirculated levels that the persistent buyer should have little difficulty acquiring an MS-60 or MS-61. The 1883-CC is very scarce in MS-62, rare in Choice Mint State, and unknown as a Gem. One of the finest certified coins _ PCGS MS-63 _ hails from the Saddle Ridge Hoard.