1897 $20.00 NGC PR64 ULTRA CAM

One of 86 struck. There are an estimated thirty or so known Proofs for the date and this tends to be an issue that is not often seen with full deep cameo contrast. This piece has a stunning black and white appearance with nicely frosted devices offset by watery fields that are free of hairlines. Were it not for a few very small ticks in the obverse fields, this piece would be a Gem and it would be an $80,000-90,000 coin. There have been no PR64 DC or PR64 UC examples of the 1897 double eagle to sell at auction since the Goldberg 5/08: 4474 example (slabbed by PCGS) that realized $46,000 and which had very questionable orange-gold color on both sides. If you have been searching for a Proof Liberty Head double eagle in I believe is a very practical grade and price range, this might be exactly what you've been waiting for.