Two Very Rare Double Eagles Graded by NGC Share the Spotlight in Heritage Sale

Posted on 8/31/2023

Over 300 NGC-certified coins are part of The Long Beach Expo US Coins auction presented by Heritage Auctions on September 14-17, 2023.

Two Double Eagles are among over 300 rare US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®) that are being offered in an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale. Bidding is already underway for the Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction, which will be held on September 14-17, 2023.

Among the highlights is an 1899 $20 graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo (lot 3183). The coin has a mintage of a mere 84, with only a fraction of that number likely to have survived. This particular example is unsurpassed in grade by any 1899 Proof Double Eagle in the NGC Census, and the opportunity to acquire a high-grade rarity like this doesn’t happen often. More than two weeks before the sale, bidding had already surpassed $300,000.

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Also offered is an 1870 $20 graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo (lot 3182). From a mintage of 35, a dozen or fewer are thought to survive today — and several of those are permanently housed in institutional collections, according to the auction house. Bidding is also expected to be lively for this seldom-seen coin.

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Other NGC-certified highlights in this auction include:

  • a 1793 Chain “AMERI.” Cent graded NGC VF 30 BN (lot 3008)
  • an 1855-D Gold Dollar graded NGC AU 53 (lot 3094)
  • an 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 64 (lot 3057)
  • an 1854-D $3 Gold graded NGC AU 55 (lot 3106)
  • an 1854-D $3 Gold graded NGC AU 58 (lot 3107)
  • a 1796 $10 graded NGC AU 50 (lot 3125)
  • an 1862 $20 graded NGC MS 63+ and pedigreed to the Horseneck Collection (lot 3156)
  • an 1865 $20 graded NGC MS 64 and pedigreed to the SS Republic (lot 3159)
  • an 1866-S No Motto $20 graded NGC AU 55 (lot 3160)
  • a 1907 Liberty $20 graded NGC PF 66 Cameo (lot 3184)

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