There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
9428

1892 $20 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC....

2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Feb 25, 2005
Item Activity: 12 Internet/mail/phone bidders
626 page views
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description:
Starkly Contrasted Gem Ultra Cameo 1892 Double Eagle
1892 $20 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Only 93 proofs were struck of the double eagle in 1892, in addition to 4,410 business strikes for a total of 4,503 coins. As David Akers pointed out in his commentary in the Pittman catalog, it is important to distinguish between the number struck and the number actually distributed, as unsold pieces were usually melted at year's end. It is very probable that only half of the actual mintage was actually sold to well-heeled collectors of the day. Given that scenario, that would mean that somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-45 pieces were actually sold. This would put the estimated number of actual survivors today in line with the estimates given by Breen and Akers. Walter Breen suggested between 18 and 22 proofs were accounted for today, based on his notes and experience. David Akers, writing in the Pittman catalog, suggested that only 20 to 25 proofs were accounted for.
This is a magnificent proof striking. The fields show illimitable depth of reflectivity and go absolutely "black" when angled away from the viewer. The devices are very heavily frosted and provide a stark cameo contrast on each side. The surfaces are virtually without flaw with the orange-peel texture usually seen on proof gold from this period. As for an identifying pedigree marker, there is a tiny planchet flaw below the eagle's right (facing) wing just beneath the stand of the R in AMERICA. An outstanding piece of proof gold and undoubtedly worth a king's ransom to secure for a type set of proof gold. Population: 2 in 65, 1 finer (1/05).(#99108) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26ED, PCGS# 99108)

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
923,325
bidder-members
$939,550,492
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 5 days left to consign to the 2015 April 22 - 27 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I was very pleased with the professionalism of your organization during my last two auction consignments.
J.U. ,
Holland, MI
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
2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $6,523,495
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
2015 January 13 - 14 World Coins & Ancient Coins - Dallas
REALIZED $3,001,255
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
2015 January 8 - 12 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
REALIZED $990,575