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1891 $20

1997 ANA Signature Sale #175

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 1, 1997
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Location: New York, NY
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Impaired Proof 1891 Double Eagle
1891 PR 58 PCGS. While this is obviously not one of the finer known proofs of this scarce issue, it is still abundantly evident that the coin is a proof with its deeply reflective fields and intricately detailed devices. Just the slightest friction is noted in the watery fields in addition to a few scattered field marks from its brief stay in circulation. Only 52 proof twenties were coined this year along with just 1,390 business strikes. Perhaps only half as many proofs survive today, several being impaired like this one, and only a slightly greater number of business strikes are extant. (NGC ID# 26EC, PCGS# 9107)

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