It is always a pleasure to offer a Mint State Carson City double eagle, even if it is a so-called "common" date and is presented in "just" MS-60 -- the present piece has far more to offer than the typical double eagle in the grade range. The frosty golden surfaces alternate between rich honey-gold and lively olive-gold, and the fields are somewhat reflective and afford a modest cameo contrast. To the unassisted eye the coin appears to be conservatively graded, and even under a loupe it is still choice for the grade. The present specimen is an amply pleasing survivor from a somewhat modest mintage for the date of 59,962 pieces. A prominent raised die line runs through five dentils directly below the 18 in the date -- we mention it solely as a neat die artifact. Be sure to take a good look at this '83-CC double eagle, for it is truly a coin that shouldn't be judged by grade and catalog description alone.