Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Gem Cameo Proof 1897 Double Eagle

    1897 $20 PR65 Cameo PCGS. David Akers considers the 1897 Proof double eagle to be the rarest date from the 1895 to 1907 period, which is supported by Walter Breen's accounting. This is not supported by the mintage figures; however, as this issue has the fifth lowest proof mintage during the same period. Akers suggested that between 18 and 22 proofs are known, while Breen claimed 18 to 24 proofs. PCGS and NGC have combined to certify 44 examples; this figure almost certainly includes several resubmissions. Mintage for this issue was a mere 86 coins.
    This is an important coin for its very high numerical grade, but is equally important for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. Like all coins, whether they are proofs or business strikes, gold or otherwise, eye appeal or aesthetic appearance is perhaps more important than technical grade. This Gem Cameo proof could arguably qualify as a deep cameo example, with highly lustrous and deep yellow-gold devices and deeply mirrored greenish-gold fields. The fields on both sides have the usual wavy texture of true proof examples. A tiny lintmark extends from the inside point of star 5 and should serve as a pedigree marker for future researchers.(#89113) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26EJ, PCGS# 89113)


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 625

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Luxury Accessories
    Ends on 02/02/2017

    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 13 days left to consign to the 2017 April 7 - 11 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I can bid with confidence that I will obtain lots at the lowest possible price in Heritage auctions.
    D.S. ,
    Miamisburg, OH
    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

    Recent auctions

    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN  US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    REALIZED $42,314,432
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,416,744
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,310,502