more than $60 million realized, the sheer volume
of Heritage and Stack’s Bowers Galleries official 2015 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of
Money auctions allowed collectors to choose from a wide range of
material. Coins from the Carson City Mint were well represented, so much
so that one can explore fine nuances within a market, such as Carson
City Mint coins in the Very Good 10 grade. Better than the standard
Very Good 8, but not quite Fine, these coins are often priced in the
marketplace with a slight-to-modest premium over a typical Very Good 8 coin.
is one of three we're profiling in this week's Market Analysis:
1884-CC Coronet gold $20 double eagle, Very Good 10
City Mint Coronet gold double eagles are popular — and pricey — in any
grade, so much so that this 1884-CC double eagle graded PCGS Very Good
10 sold for $3,525.
are very rarely found this heavily circulated without any major
problems, and Professional Coin Grading Service has graded
just one example Very Good, another one in Fine, with the population
growing starting at the Very Fine 25 grade level.
it was the novelty of an attractive problem-free example with this
much circulation that drove the price to a level that likely exceeded
pre-sale expectations. After all, a different example graded PCGS
Extremely Fine 45 sold for less in a July 2015 Heritage sale, bringing $3,407.50.
coins could talk, this one would probably have a great story to share
about its time in the wild, wild West.
Keep reading this Market Analysis:
At Very Good 10, very rare 1870-CC Coronet gold
$10 eagle brings $28,200
Key date 1889-CC Morgan dollar struck just
after Carson City Mint resumed silver dollar production