1890-CC $20 Liberty MS61 NGC
The 1890-CC Liberty double eagle claims a mintage of 91,209 pieces, a large production total in the context of the series. Although few examples were saved for numismatic purposes, a number of coins were used to settle accounts in foreign trade and later repatriated. A significant number were found in European holdings as late as the 1990s. Its relative availability in high grade makes the 1890-CC a favorite choice of branch mint type collectors.
The present coin is an attractive Mint State specimen, with sharp definition on the obverse devices. The reverse design elements are strongly impressed. A few short marks account for the grade, as the lustrous orange-gold surfaces are lightly marked in other areas.