1881 $20 NGC AU58

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Item sold in auction: Richmond Sale, Part I.
Closed On: Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:00 PM.
For: $48,300.

CDN™ CPG Value: $96,800.00 (What's CPG?)

1881 $20 NGC AU58

DLRC #: 87833 // PCGS #: 8994

Bright and flashy, with intense luster on both sides. Extremely light friction on the obverse, and none on the reverse. If NGC used the AU-59 grade, this superlative coin would qualify. The Philadelphia mint produced only 2,199 Double Eagles for circulation in 1881 and today, NGC has certified only 15 examples of this date, with four others huddled with this one at the AU-58 level. The only finer example of which we are aware is a single PCGS MS-60.

  • Category Gold Coinage
  • Series $20 Liberty Gold
  • Type Liberty head
  • Years for Type 1849-1907
  • Strike Business
  • Denomination Double Eagle
  • Mint Location Philadelphia
  • Designer James B. Longacre
  • Composition 90% gold; 10% copper
  • Weight 33.436g
  • Edge Type Reeded
  • Mintage 2,199
Title Price Realized Date Sold
1881 $20 PCGS XF40 $25,000.00 11/03/2008