Fourth in chronological order among only 19 issues in the Carson City Mint Double Eagle series, the 1873-CC was produced to the extent of just 22,410 pieces. This issue is a median rarity within its series, and it is more elusive than such other dates as the 1877-CC, 1882-CC and 1893-CC. Typically offered in VF or EF grades, survivors of the 1873-CC are particularly elusive at and above the AU-50 level.
Muted honey-gold color blankets both sides, the surfaces of which exhibit the expected number of abrasions for a lightly circulated Double Eagle attributed to the Carson City Mint. None of the marks are singularly distracting, however, and more direct angles even allow us to appreciate modest remnants of a semi-prooflike finish. Overall boldly defined, with a relatively pleasing "look" for an example of this challenging branch mint issue.