In 1904, the US Mint in Philadelphia must have been told to make as many as possible - because at the end of the year they minted over 6.2 million; a staggering number of 1 ounce gold pieces for a single date. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of the 1904 double eagles have been submitted to PCGS and NGC for grading - and the population reports are equally staggering.PCGS has graded over 196,000 with NGC grading over 234,000. They are beautiful even if they are common. Given the massive number of coins submitted, there had to be a few hundred standouts - most likely from fresh dies. These coins exhibited proof like qualities with mirror finishes and the sharpest of strikes.
These proof-like business strikes are the best of the best; with many of the higher end pieces commanding strong prices. If you look closely in the massive number of coins that NGC has graded there are 7 coins that are, seemingly impossible to imagine, one notch higher than proof-like: deep cameo proof-like (DPL).
Two are MS61 DPL, three are MS62 DPL; and then the highest graded; two MS63 DPL; with no DPL's graded higher. If you think NGC hands out DPL designations like tickets to a real estate seminar, look on either side of 1904 and you will only find a dozen or so, and again, none higher. The coin offered is not a proof, and should not be compared to deep cameo proofs that are minted by the millions with modern Mint equipment. This coin was made over 100 years ago for general commerce.
Someone had the foresight, and the means, to keep this special coin tucked away for decades. Imagine the owner who submitted this coin to NGC, hoping that out of the millions of 1904 double eagles, his or her coin was worthy of being considered the highest graded deep-cameo proof-like 1904 Liberty. You can get that same satisfaction if you are fortunate to own this treasure. I've always been told there are no perfect coins. Even MS 69's will have a mark or two and this coin is no exception.A conservatively graded 63 with a minimal number of contact marks on the obverse and none on the reverse that are visible to the naked eye. A small toning spot over the "L" in Liberty's crown and an even smaller spot of the reverse just below the "S" and "T" in STATES (seen only under magnification) keeps this coin out of a 64 or 65 holder and a record setting price.
Due to the time and resources expended on locating this coin, please be aware that all sales are final. The coin in the picture is the coin you will receive and has been graded by one of the leading grading services who will stand by their opinion. This beautiful coin could be in your collection in a few days.
The item "1904 Liberty $20 Gold Double Eagle NGC MS 63 DPL Very Rare in DPL POP 2/0" is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "phillyjoe98" and is located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.