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    Deep Cameo Gem 1898 Proof Double Eagle

    1898 $20 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. Just 75 proof double eagles were struck in 1898, and possibly half that number survive today. Combining the estimates of Walter Breen and David Akers, somewhere between 30 and 40 proofs of this date survive. The real number of survivors may be even higher, perhaps as many as 50 coins. PCGS and NGC have combined to certify a total of 91 submissions, in this case a figure that is guaranteed to include resubmissions as it is more than the original mintage. Just 10 of the 91 coins certified by these two services have received higher grades than the coin offered here. As resubmissions tend to increase with higher numerical grade, we might suggest that only three or four finer examples exist.
    This example is outstanding in its aesthetic appearance with deep yellow gold fields and richly lustrous devices. A few very faint hairlines on Liberty's cheek are all that separate this from the Premium or Superb Gem category.
    From The Greenwich Collection, Part Two.(#99114) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 26EK, PCGS# 99114)

    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, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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