Kellogg is the most popular California Gold Rush firm of all time, and this particular example is one of the most affordable examples of the Double Eagle we've seen to date!
- Graded Very Fine-25 by PCGS with a low Population of 1 coin at this grade level with 78 graded higher.
- Obverse: Shows Lady Liberty, facing left, encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
- Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast with thirteen stars above. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America" and the denomination.
- Unique California Gold Rush coin issued by the popular firm Kellogg.
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In mid-January, several banking houses in San Francisco and Sacramento, feeling the deleterious effects of the coin shortage, wrote an urgent request to Kellogg & Richter to supply private coins until the U.S. branch mint went into operation. Approximately two weeks later, on January 31, Kellogg & Richter replied that they could comply with the bankers' request within ten days.
True to its word, the firm issued its private Gold coins on February 9, 1854. These were $20 pieces which Kellogg claimed his firm could issue at the rate of $20,000 worth per day. The dies for the coins, which greatly resembled those of the United States issues, probably were cut by Kuner.