J-1643 $20 1879 PCGS PR64 DCAMEO
Legend Numismatics is proud to present: The Amon Carter $20 J-1643 Quintuple Stella PCGS PR64 DCameo. This coin is nothing less than a breathtaking totally amazing coin. Ultra deep mirrors beam like a search light from all over. Only a few stray light lines keep this magnificent piece from a full PR65 DCameo designation. The mirrors clarity is remarkable. Miss Liberty and the details are fully struck and thick bright gold frost. The eye appeal is unforgettable! The Quintuple Stella is a part of the Metric coinage series that contains other noted and important patterns as the 1874 Bickford $10, the $4 Stella of 1879 and 1880, and the Goloid Metric Dollar patterns. As a class, any gold pattern is extremely rare, with the exception being the 1879 Flowing Hair $4 which had a number struck as samples for members of Congress and other “connected” individuals. The proposed coinage system would have a $4 and a $20 which would coincide with the Latin Monetary Union’s 20 Franc and 100 Franc pieces. The $20, or “Quintuple Stella” as it has been named, would have been struck using the same Metric composition as the $4, which would have 30 grams of gold, 1.5 grams of silver, and 3.5 grams of copper, to bring the total weight to 35 grams. The design is very similar to the standard double eagle design then in use, with notable exceptions being the compositions and weights spelled out among the stars and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is replaced with the Latin Motto, GLORIA EST DEO. There are five known specimens, one of which is permanently impounded in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Another is in the Simpson Collection. This wonderful coin is the former Virgil Brand coin, which was then sold into the Amon G. Carter Collection, sold by Stack’s in January 1984, and was then added to the amazing collection of Ed Trumpeter (who owned TWO examples). He sold this one in a Superior Sale in February 1992. According to our records, this coin has not sold at public auction since that time. Since 2005, this coin has resided with a private customer of Legend. If you wish to discuss this great rarity, please contact, George Huang, or Laura Sperber at 732-935-1795.