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    Impaired Proof 1891 Double Eagle

    1891 PR 58 PCGS. While this is obviously not one of the finer known proofs of this scarce issue, it is still abundantly evident that the coin is a proof with its deeply reflective fields and intricately detailed devices. Just the slightest friction is noted in the watery fields in addition to a few scattered field marks from its brief stay in circulation. Only 52 proof twenties were coined this year along with just 1,390 business strikes. Perhaps only half as many proofs survive today, several being impaired like this one, and only a slightly greater number of business strikes are extant. (NGC ID# 26EC, PCGS# 9107)

    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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    August, 1997
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