There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
3763

1904 $20 PR64 Cameo PCGS. Although perhaps unconsciously tainted by their abundant 1904 business strike counterparts, proof...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 4, 2007
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
372 page views
Location: Orlando, FL
Description:
Dazzling 1904 Double Eagle PR64 Cameo
1904 $20 PR64 Cameo PCGS. Although perhaps unconsciously tainted by their abundant 1904 business strike counterparts, proof double eagles from this year are on equal footing with other 20th century specimen strikings of this largest gold denomination. Nearly two generations after their introduction, proof gold coinage in this country was largely a numismatic cult of the extremely wealthy. Whenever production of proofs was increased, the overage almost invariably had to be later melted as unsold. No doubt, the increased production of 158 proof twenties in 1903 met this fate and the mintage a year later was reduced to a mere 98 pieces.
As America's influence around the world grew ever stronger and the Roosevelt trust busting era was nearing its height, 1904 also marked the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the opening of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. The familiar, widely despised Morgan dollar was discontinued after this year and would not be revived until 1921.
This splendid double eagle boasts aesthetic appeal that places it on equal footing with many Gem survivors. Both sides exhibit rich, uniform golden color with an outstanding degree of contrast between the glassy mirrored fields and the design elements. A few small spots of discoloration along the obverse border from 8 o'clock to 1 o'clock are more of a curiosity than a distraction, but a similar spot between RU in TRUST on the reverse stands in the way of a Gem designation. Population: 6 in 64, 7 finer (12/06).
From The RNB Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26ES, PCGS# 89120)

View all of [The RNB Collection]
View large image(s) of this item

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

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  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
929,341
bidder-members
$911,156,823
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
Consign to the 2015 August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
The HA website was so easy to use and we could see the pre-auction bids coming in, which was exciting.
Michael Medico,
Los Angeles, CA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
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 $6,547,739
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $6,633,308
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $521,875
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey