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    Prooflike 1891 Double Eagle

    1891 AU 50 Cleaned. Quite prooflike, even after 10 points of wear. This elusive P-mint is one of just 1,442 pieces struck. Of the two dozen or so 1891 twenties offered over the past half century (probably a good estimate of its business strike population), most have graded either XF or AU. Neither PCGS or NGC has graded a mint state coin as of May 1997, though a few are reported to exist, including one gem sold by NERCG in 1977. Still, this must be considered one of the finest pieces likely to enter the market for quite some time. (NGC ID# 26C2, PCGS# 9016)

    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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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1997
    30th-2nd Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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