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    1854 Kellogg & Co. Twenty, AU53
    K-1a, Short Arrows

    1854 $20 Kellogg & Co. Twenty Dollar AU53 NGC. K-1a, R.4. Short Arrows, KELLOGG centered on coronet. Prior to the opening of the San Francisco Mint in April 1854, a shortage of ingots on the West Coast led bankers to petition local assayers to strike gold coins. Kellogg & Co. took up the cause and struck an estimated 180,000 twenty dollar pieces. The design was a slightly modified version of the relatively new double eagle. The K-1a variety is likely the first struck, as the reverse is the same used to produce the 1853 Moffat & Co. twenty dollar coins. This lightly circulated example displays strongly detailed devices over partly lustrous, yellow-gold surfaces. Abrasions are lightly scattered throughout.

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

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