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    Undeniably Rare 1878 Proof Double Eagle

    1878 $20 Double Eagle PR 50. Of the 20 proof double eagles produced by the Philadelphia Mint in 1878, only 7 or 8 pieces are believed extant today. As an issue, this desirable proof is similar in rarity to the 1865, 1868, 1871, 1874, and 1875. Although lightly worn and noticeably abraded, this coin retains considerable reflectivity in the fields. The otherwise yellow-gold surfaces show soft copper-tan overtones throughout. (NGC ID# 26DX, PCGS# 9094)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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