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    Rare Twenty Dollar Gold Blank Planchet
    Type One, Without Upset Rim

    Blank Type One Planchet for a Double Eagle -- Not Graded -- NGC. It is an almost universal opinion among error enthusiasts that gold errors are the rarest of all; the highest-value coins produced by the U.S. Mint received the most scrutiny, and so errors were far more likely to be caught before release. This blank planchet for a double eagle gold coin, however, somehow escaped its minting facility undetected. The weight listed by NGC, 33.45 grams, is within tolerance for a double eagle; the standard weight, converted from grains to grams, is 33.436 grams. A Type One planchet without upset rim, this blank is predictably smooth save for the usual pre-striking abrasions and two narrow scrapes that run the length of the coin, likely artifacts of the rolling process used to create the "strip" from which planchets are punched.

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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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