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Lot 1784

1853 U.S. Assay Office - Moffat $20 Gold Eagle. PCGS graded AU-53. Toned on both sides with some lilac colors around the edges. While not the first private coining establishment, Moffat & Co. was by far the most prolific in the first period of California private gold minting. It enjoyed the highest reputation of all the coining companies, affirmed by the Federal Government when it asked the two surviving members of the firm to initiate the United States Branch Mint in San Francisco. Pop 7; 10 finer; 7 in 55; 2 in 58; 1 in 61. (PCGS # 10255) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.

 
Realized $12,075
 



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