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1890 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. When one thinks of 1890 ...

2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342

 
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Very Rare Near-Gem Deep Cameo Proof, 1890 Liberty Double Eagle
1890 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. When one thinks of 1890 Double Eagles, it is most often the elusive (75,940 minted) business strikes that come to mind. However, proofs are very rare and seldom seen. Of the 55 pieces originally struck, Akers believes that perhaps 13-15 exist today in all grades, putting this date on a par with the proof issues of 1882 and 1884. This is an intriguing coin. Not only is it a beautiful piece of proof gold, but it also shows a remarkable contrast between the fields and devices on both sides. The fields have a remarkable depth of reflectivity, and there are only the slightest hairlines, that are visible when the coin is closely examined, resulting in the just-below-Gem grade. As a near-Gem proof, however, with the Deep Cameo designation, this absolutely gorgeous specimen certainly represents an important opportunity for the Double Eagle specialist. (#99106) (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 26EB, PCGS# 99106)

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