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Lot 4478

1902 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo. PCGS holder 21575021. A hint of light golden toning on both sides. Choice for the grade. Only 114 proofs minted. A rare date as a Proof with few of the pieces struck 106 years ago in this outstanding condition. Of the original number perhaps 30 or 40 still exist, high grade examples being especially rare (just run your vision over the supplied population figures at the end of this description). We believe the 1902 deserves special mention, due in part to the scarcity of existing business strike population figures, but chiefly from the paucity of certified samples from the main the grading services.

This is an attractive piece that shows some of the field-to-device contrast that gives it the "cameo" mention. The deep, watery mirrored fields display a plethora of visible mint sparkle and dancing light when the coin is held at various angles, a common occurrence for many of these high grade Liberty double eagles. All things considered, a very attractive example of this elusive year. Pop 1; 1 finer in 65 (PCGS # 89118) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 40,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $43,700

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