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    1872 Double Eagle, PR55
    Extremely Rare Type Two Proof
    Only 10 to 12 Pieces Known

    1872 $20 PR55 NGC. Here is a great rarity in a grade that a plethora of proof gold collectors will find mercifully accessible. The proof 1872 double eagle is among the greatest rarities of the series. Most of the 30-coin mintage is not known to exist today. Most researchers estimate that just 10 to 12 pieces survive in all grades, including a pair of coins in the Smithsonian Institution and the ANS. NGC and PCGS combined list 13 pieces, likely including a few resubmissions.

    This PR55 coin is the single lowest-grade example certified and is an important opportunity for the budget-conscious collector to acquire a proof Type Two double eagle -- something that is far out of reach for the majority of would-be enthusiasts. The design elements are fully rendered and set against highly reflective fields. There is no absolute wear, but scattered hairlines and contact marks in the fields subdue the mirroring enough to preclude a PR60 or finer designation. Eye appeal is pleasing.(Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26DR, PCGS# 9087)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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