There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
3578

1872 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo NGC. Profoundly contrasted with yellow-gold mirrored surfaces of illimitable depth and excellent s...

2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 5, 2006
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
348 page views
Description:
Extremely Rare 1872 Double Eagle PR64 Deep Cameo
1872 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo NGC. Profoundly contrasted with yellow-gold mirrored surfaces of illimitable depth and excellent strength of detail. Although the desirability of this rare specimen is not noticeably diminished, a few wispy hairlines are clustered in the field to the left of the portrait. Trivial luster grazes are also noted in the area of Liberty's mouth along with a paper-thin blemish over her curls to the right of the ear. The total sum of these distractions has kept it from Gem status, but has hardly affected the coin's considerable aesthetic appeal.
It seems to this cataloger that the overall rarity of proof gold coinage from the late 19th century and early 20th century creates an undeserved complacency for those earlier issues that are seen with even less frequency. An excellent illustration of this is the proof 1872 Double Eagle. The Philadelphia Mint was still finding customers for the fledgling proof gold coin market hard to come by in 1872. Well healed buyers with a strong interest in numismatics were reliable, but few. Perhaps more understandably, twenty dollars was at this time more money than the average American made working a 60-hour week. It is little wonder that this issue's mintage of 30 proofs is roughly the average for the entire decade. Lack of proper numismatic maintenance and ensuing hard times would cause the number of unimpaired survivors to dwindle even further. So it is with a great deal of enthusiasm that we present this rare 1870s proof twenty, one of perhaps fewer than a dozen unimpounded survivors and the first we have ever offered through auction. Census: 2 in 64 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (11/05).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 26DR, PCGS# 99087)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
877,630
bidder-members
$960,865,727
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 32 days left to consign to the 2014 October 8 - 12 PNG New York Invitational Coin Show US Coins Signature Auction - New York!
Learn About Consigning With Us
If/when you are considering selling your treasured collection, it would be in your best interest to consider Heritage.
The White Rose Collection
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
2014 July 10 - 13 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $9,734,681
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $14,773,379
2014 April 24 & 28  CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2014 April 24 & 28 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $2,708,143