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    1885 Double Eagle, AU Details
    Famous Philadelphia Mint Rarity
    Only 751 Coins Struck

    1885 $20 -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. An effort to minimize extensive surface roughness has resulted in a Details grade for this Philadelphia Mint rarity. Given the extremely low mintage of 751 coins (and the resulting challenge that this issue poses), many collectors will find the minor drawbacks forgivable. The golden-yellow surfaces maintain partial luster, and there are virtually no signs of rub. The strike is well-impressed, and the reverse is appealing despite a few scattered contact marks. The second edition of the Garrett and Guth Gold Encyclopedia, noting that the Smithsonian lacks an example of this issue, estimates that fewer than 100 survive in all grades, and adds: "The availability of Proof examples is the only thing keeping this issue from being extremely expensive."

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    June, 2021
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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