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    1854 Kellogg & Co. Twenty Dollar, K-2, XF45
    Lustrous and Well-Preserved

    1854 $20 Kellogg & Co. Twenty Dollar XF45 PCGS. K-2, R.4. Long Arrows. In an October 2006 Coin World article, "Key differences clarify study of Kellogg $20 die varieties," Heritage cataloger Brian Koller writes that two different obverse dies are paired with the Long Arrows reverse. The "Kagin-2a" obverse is undescribed in the 1981 Donald Kagin reference but apparently is a great rarity. The letters on the coronet inscription are larger than on the (very scarce, or R.4) K-2 die, the 4 in the date is lower, and the 1 is higher. This is the usually seen K-2 obverse. Kellogg and Co. were relative latecomers to the California Gold Rush party, striking their twenty dollar pieces only in 1854 and 1855. Kellogg and Richter opened their own assaying office in December 1853 and struck their first twenty dollar gold coins in February 1854. This is a still-lustrous Choice XF orange-gold example of the K-2 that shows one scrape on Liberty's cheek and one straight pinscratch through the lower reverse design. This coin, certified in a green-label PCGS holder, is otherwise is well-preserved and shows a great deal of eye appeal. Listed on page 402 of the 2017 Guide Book. Population: 29 in 45, 69 finer (8/16).
    From The Ohio Valley Collection.

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


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