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    1881 Double Eagle, AU Details
    Low-Mintage Philadelphia Rarity

    1881 $20 -- Scratched -- NCS. AU Details. The famous 1881 twenty is the first in a series of low-mintage double eagle rarities from the Philadelphia Mint. Circulation-strike production would cease altogether in 1883, 1884, and 1887, but in 1881 output was restricted to 2,199 coins, of which 40 to 60 representatives survive. This coin is well-struck and lightly worn, with significant remaining mint luster and the usual number of scattered abrasions. A few of these are individually noticeable on each side. An affordable example of this rare double eagle issue.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 6367.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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