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    Extremely Rare And Desirable Deep Cameo PR64 1870 Double Eagle

    1870 $20 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Bass. Like all dates in the Type Two series of proofs, the 1870 also had an impressively low mintage. Only 35 pieces were struck, but distribution seems to have remained low. Breen estimates that 10-20 pieces exist today; however, when one subtracts the number of institutionally held examples of this date the actual number available to private collectors may range between 5 and 9 specimens. This is a glittering, deeply mirrored proof that displays heavy mint frost over the devices, giving the coin a stark cameo contrast on both obverse and reverse. Unbelievable quality in a very rare early date in the Liberty double eagle series.
    Ex: Gaston DiBello Collection (Stack's, 5/70), lot 1238; Bass II (Bowers and Merena, 10/99), lot 1801, where it realized $55,200.
    From The Greenwich Collection, Part Two.(#99085) (Registry values: P6) (PCGS# 99085)

    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
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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