||1874 $20 AU58+ NGC. CAC. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth write of this issue in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: "The vast majority of the 1874 double eagles seem to fall into the Very Fine to About Uncirculated range. Of the Uncirculated examples seen, nearly all grade MS60 to MS61. The 1874 double eagle is truly scarce above MS61." This virtually Uncirculated representative showcases radiant honey-gold luster and remarkably clean surfaces for the grade. Awarded a Plus designation by NGC, this CAC-approved coin possesses sharp detail and a degree of eye appeal that rivals many lower-grade Mint State pieces seen. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.