The 1883 is the first of three proof-only Liberty Head double eagle issues, struck during a period when. The demand for gold and silver coinage was at an all-time low for the second half of the 19th century. And 1887 double eagle issues, each proof-only, were struck in reported amounts of 92, 71, and 121 pieces, respectively. The present Gem Deep Cameo proof 1883 twenty dollar, certified by PCGS, is among the few finest survivors of the issue, regardless of contrast level.PCGS shows eight Deep Cameo submissions of the 1883 (likely including duplicates): two each in PR64 and PR65 (one of which is the present piece), one PR65+, and three PR66. NGC's population data show seven Ultra Cameo grading events for the issue, the finest of which are four in PR66. Again, there is likely some overlap between these 15 Deep/Ultra Cameo certified pieces. Comments that "there may be as many as 20 survivors, " of course including all contrast levels (non-Cameo and Cameo as well as Deep-Ultra). More recently, the second edition of Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth's. The 1883 double eagle was struck only in Proof format. Of the reported mintage of 92 coins, it is nearly certain that not this many were released. There are about 20 examples known in all levels of preservation, These include two examples in the Smithsonian and others placed in museum collections. The 1883 double eagle is one of the classic rarities of the series. The demand for this Proof-only issue has always been high. In recent years interest in the issue has surged. As the old sayings goes, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics, " and nowhere else does this apply more so than in the rarefied realms of top-quality U. Numismatic items -- and proof gold in particular, the Beluga caviar of collecting. Perusal of this coin without a loupe reveals consistent, deep sunset-orange coloration in the highly reflective fields, producing extreme contrast with the frosted devices which were the deepest, unpolished parts of the proof die.
A loupe shows a tiny touch of hazel on the lower neck at JBL for a pedigree marker, along with a tiny glossy area on a tail feather above the D(OLLAR), apparently a small planchet flaw, as made. There are small unfinished areas at the bottom of some of the vertical shield stripes. There are simply no distractions on this immaculate coin. Population: 3 in 65 (1 in 65+) Deep Cameo, 3 finer (3/14). The item "1883 $20 PCGS PR-65 DCAM Proof Liberty Double Eagle Gold Coin Deep Cameo RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, January 18, 2017.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "juliancoin" and is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.