||1883-CC $20 AU53 NGC. CAC. Variety 2-A. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. As with most double eagle issues from the period that were exported in quantity for trade, the 1883-CC is readily available in grades of VF to AU, but becomes noticeably elusive in Mint State condition. Still, Doug Winter writes of the issue: "Its relative availability and high quality of manufacture make it a popular choice among type collectors seeking one nice Carson City double eagle for their set." This piece exhibits a brush of friction over each side, but retains almost all aspects of a crisp strike and reveals surprisingly few noticeable abrasions for the grade. Traces of apricot-gold luster illuminate rich olive-gold patina on each side. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $75.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.