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    1854 Kellogg & Co. Twenty, AU58
    Short Arrows Reverse, K-1a
    Nearly Full Mint State

    1854 $20 Kellogg & Co. AU58 NGC. K-1a, R.4. The United States Assay Office of Gold ceased coinage operations at the end of 1853, making way for the opening of the San Francisco Mint in 1854. The new branch mint was unable to start coining immediately, with needed improvements to the facility taking precedence. As usual, the West Coast was in dire need of gold coinage, so the private firm of Kellogg & Company filled the void by striking twenty dollar gold pieces in February, 1854.

    The coinage was readily accepted in commerce, since both John G. Kellogg and G.F. Richter were former employees of the U.S. Assay Office. This Kagin-1a example is very nearly full Mint State, with minimally marked surfaces and little evidence of wear. Much luster remains over attractive, sun-gold surfaces that show a faint overlay of olive patina. The strike is first-rate for a Territorial gold piece. Listed on page 407 of the 2019 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# ANHZ, PCGS# 10222)


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