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

    Description

    Mint State 1853 Assay Office Twenty Dollar Gold

    1853 $20 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, 900 Thous. MS62 NGC. K-18, R.2. Once laws were enacted that required the United States Assay Office coinage to conform to the Mint Act of 1837, new dies had to be created in accordance with the standard alloy for gold, and the 900 THOUS dies were placed in use. Apparently, older dies had the fineness repunched, as most known pieces have 900 punched over 880. This example has the first 0 clearly punched over a previous 8, with the upper loop of the 8 visible above the 0. The 900 fine pieces were coined from March 1 to October 30, 1853, with a total production of about 2.5 million pieces. This is undoubtedly the most common variety in the entire series of California private and territorial gold coinage. The United States Assay Office pieces are included in that broad category, even though they are neither private nor territorial issues. These coins should be considered part of the regular series of United States double eagles. This example is sharply detailed and fully brilliant with attractive yellow-gold surfaces. Both sides have frosty gold luster. Finely scattered abrasions are clearly visible, but they are of little significance. A splendid Mint State example that is sure to please. Listed on page 352 of the 2007 Guide Book.
    From The Wyoming Collection. (NGC ID# ANHD, PCGS# 10013)


    View all of [Wyoming Collection ]

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

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 313

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    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 33 days left to consign to the 2017 June 21 - 23 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I hope to have a long relationship with Atlee and cherish her knowledge and expertise in the art field.
    Mary Kokles,
    Garland, TX
    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 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $11,086,652
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,407,750
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993