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    Rare Double Struck Prooflike 1904 Twenty

    1904 $20 --Double Struck--MS60 Prooflike ANACS. This prooflike and moderately abraded piece was double struck in collar, with the piece rotating a degree or two counterclockwise between the strikes. LIBERTY, the date, the obverse stars, and the eye and profile exhibit a wide spread between images. Evidence of the double strike on the reverse is less obvious, although 'ghosts' of letters within the legends from the initial strike are visible upon close inspection. Aside from minor laminations and strike-thrus, mint errors on U.S. gold coins are very rare. The consignor knows of only one other double struck Twenty Dollar gold piece, a double struck in collar 1904 $20 certified as MS63 by PCGS. This latter coin was offered in Superior's Pre-Long Beach auction on 2/03 as lot 1025, and according to error dealer Mike Byers, it was subsequently privately sold for $102,500. While we do not anticipate the present piece to bring a similar price, the rarity and desirability of an Uncirculated double struck in collar example cannot be underestimated.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26CY, PCGS# 79045)

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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