$214,200.00 USD– SOLD
The 1902 Double Eagle is a curious coin in Proof as the Mint went from largely frosting the devices to almost eliminating them entirely. One can only speculate if certain collectors began complaining about the look of the coins, but the fact is the non Cameo effect is totally normal for this date. Outliers are an extreme exception to this rule and are virtually never found.
Only 114 examples were struck and far less than half that remain in any condition today. This is one of the finest examples of the date we’ve seen, with superb eye appeal. While there is no Cameo effect, the look of the coin is a reminder to the many subtle changes the Mint made throughout the years. It is a stunning example that will merit a cornerstone in any world class collection.
1902 was a fascinating year in America with trials and tribulations. In Los Angeles, Thomas Edison opened the first movie theater, titled the ‘Electric Theater.’ America was being enlightened to a new age and time.
Don’t hesitate on this stunning 1902 Proof $20 in one of the finest grades you could ever find it in. At this value it simply will not last.