||1885 $20 -- Polished -- NGC Details. Unc. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1885 issue claims one of the lowest mintages among all twenty dollar gold coins. While other dates may be absolutely or conditionally rarer, the 751-coin production total sustains ever-strong demand for the 1885 double eagle. This Uncirculated example undoubtedly featured sharp definition at one time, but severe polishing has rendered the yellow-gold and semiprooflike surfaces overly bright and somewhat subdued in appearance. Marks are largely invisible to the naked eye, though a glass reveals myriad hairlines scattered throughout. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $90.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $14100.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.