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Posted 3 years ago

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Ronanld
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I have this 1854 Kellogg Double Eagle gold coin that my father found on the ground many years ago. I found it in my safe and with the price of gold today, am curious how much numismatic value it has above the obvious gold content. I read about the history of the coin which is very interesting. It does have a few nicks and would like to get a rough idea of its grade. Thanks for any help.

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  1. connie kessler, 3 years ago
    did they make bronze ones like this and are they worth anything?
  2. Carlsons_C.R.A.P Carlsons_C.R.A.P, 3 years ago
    Looking into the value but one thing I know for certain is that coin has been cleaned at some point which will affect its grading. I can tell by the field of the coin around the stars. There is this sort of "haze" you could call it.
  3. Ronanld, 3 years ago
    As a followup, I took this coin to my local coin dealer. After inspecting it, he told me
    it was worth about $4,000. This was before the recent run up in gold prices.
    It has sentimental value, so not looking to sell but curious about its value.
  4. thelegend831, 18 days ago
    The fact that it was very similar to the actual 1854 twenty d gold coin Kellogg & Co. began engraving the word "Copy". This was due to the fact that it was a replica of the double eagle coin that could have easily been mistaken by a merchant. The gold makes the majority of the coin and copper. the coin was made into a money clip and a necklace pendant. In 1854 there was 3 versions of the coin made and Kellogg & Co. also had their gold jewelry out. Twenty dollars was worth alot of money in 1854. The coin indeed was made as a luxury piece of jewelry. During that time. Congress passed mint coin making changes in these years.
  5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 18 days ago
    Huh?

    http://www.coinfacts.com/pioneer_gold/kellogg_and_company/kellogg_and_company.htm

    T A
  6. Ronanld, 18 days ago
    legend831, Not sure I understand your comment. There is no "copy" on my coin. I have read that there are those with that designation, but as shown, it does not appear on this coin.

    TubeAmp, thanks for the link.

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