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1904 $20 MS66 NGC....

2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 27, 2013
Item Activity: 3 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1904 Liberty Double Eagle, Gorgeous MS66
Only Three Numerically Finer at Both Services
1904 $20 MS66 NGC. It is believed that a large percentage of the over 6 million 1904 double eagles minted were sent overseas to European countries as part of financial transactions. Although these coins are plentiful through the Gem level, the population drops off dramatically at the Premium Gem level and they are downright scarce any finer. NGC and PCGS combined have awarded higher numeric grades to only 3 examples (8/13). This Premium Gem example displays rich golden-orange color, strong luster, and a pleasing strike. There are relatively few marks and they are minor, with the only possible distraction being a small mark underneath the IB in LIBERTY. A small light gray spot is present on the reverse near 9 o'clock.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26CY, PCGS# 9045)

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