Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1871 Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1176, PR63 Brown

    1871 $20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-1176, Pollock-1318, High R.7, PR63 Brown NGC. The regular issue dies for the 1871 proof double eagle, struck in copper with a reeded edge. A few short die lines extend down to the left from Liberty's earlobe. The reverse has GOD above the arc line of IN and WE. The feathers between the scroll and right shield border are thin and well separated, suggesting this piece was struck later in the decade. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Sets of off-metal coins were deliberately struck for sale to collectors, probably in the mid-1870s. Examples were struck in copper, aluminum, and nickel, and all three compositions are extremely rare. Fewer than a half dozen examples are known in copper, according to USPatterns.com. This Select proof exhibits rich chocolate-brown surfaces and sharp details, although lacks the usual deeply mirrored fields. A small inclusion in the left obverse field should help establish a pedigree.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A5V, PCGS# 61439)


    View all of [The Collection of William Rau ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 184

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 29, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 41 days left to consign to the 2021 August 12 - 13 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your support and counsel during the process and I continue to be impressed by the skill and expertise of the Heritage Auction staff, as well as the clever web site.
    Bruce S.,
    Maplewood, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search