Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ValpoBeginner, Nov 8, 2019.
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The mintage lists 5000 pieces of 1891-CC double eagle.
No, and if genuine, why would anyone silver plate a twenty dollar gold piece?
Because silver prices were going up?
I agree about the mintmark being wrong. Here's a photo from the PCGS site:
Possibility: Contemporary off-metal counterfeit intended to be gold-plated and passed as $20.
Most Likely: Modern off-metal counterfeit meant to be plated and fraudulently sold to a collector.
Long shot: Genuine coin improperly cleaned in something like Jeweluster that had previously been used to clean a lot of silver coins. Jeweluster strips silver off of the surface of each coin, which then remains suspended in the solution. If you leave a coin in polluted Jewelluster for a long time you can, sometimes, plate the coin with the silver. I once saw a genuine Proof copper strike of a Liberty $20 that had been plated this way. Looked like dull copper-nickel.
Do not attempt to clean it. Get weight and specific gravity before doing anything else.
Since it doesn't say COPY or R, I am going with China until the answer comes in.
https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/l...-winter-1-a-the-only-known-dies-ms-62-ngc-cac . One can learn much by reading the works of Q. David Bowers. Enjoy coin collecting and researching die varieties and characteristics.
That would make it a $2 black box curio
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