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    1854 Kellogg & Co. Twenty, AU55
    K-1a, Sharply Detailed

    1854 $20 Kellogg & Co. Twenty Dollar AU55 NGC. K-1a, R.4. The mid-December 1853, the U.S. Assay Office in San Francisco ceased coinage operations, and over the next four months the facility was converted to house the newly authorized federal branch mint. At the time that the Assay Office ceased operations, it was the only active coining firm in the region. To supply the banks with gold coinage in the interim, John G. Kellogg and G.F. Richter -- both former employees of the U.S. Assay Office -- founded their own firm, Kellogg & Co. Twenty dollar gold pieces were the first coins produced, in February 1854.

    This K-1a example displays sharp detail and light high-point wear. Pleasing olive-gold surfaces exhibit moderate abrasions, including a singular patch of scratches on the reverse under the eagle's left (facing) wing. Eye appeal is yet pleasing. Listed on page 407 of the 2019 Guide Book.

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


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