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    Pittman's Choice Proof Double Eagle

    1902 $20 PR64 PCGS. Ex: Pittman. This meticulously struck sunrise-gold near-Gem exhibits flashy mirrored fields and has impressive eye appeal. A few wisps of milky gray patina are noted on the reverse, above the I in PLURIBUS and the field near the arrowheads, but there is scant evidence of the wispy hairlines that often accompany proof gold coins. Only 114 proofs were struck, and far fewer than the quantity survive in unimpaired grades. Although the PCGS population for the PR64 grade is 22 pieces, it is very likely that most of that population reflects resubmissions from a dealer or two attempting to achieve the elusive PCGS PR65 grade, which only a solitary example has attained.
    Ex: John Jay Pittman Collection, Part One (Akers, 10/97), lot 1178; earlier purchased by Pittman from Max L. Justus on 11/22/59 for $945. (#9118)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26EP, PCGS# 9118)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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