1854 Kellogg & Co. $20 NGC AU58

No Cereal Here

The United States Assay Office of Gold ceased coinage operations at the end of 1853, making way for the opening of the San Francisco Mint in 1854. The new branch mint was unable to start coining immediately, with needed improvements to the facility taking precedence. As usual, the West Coast was in dire need of gold coinage, so the private firm of Kellogg & Company filled the void by striking twenty dollar gold pieces in February, 1854. The coinage was readily accepted in commerce, since both John G. Kellogg and G.F. Richter were former employees of the U.S. Assay Office. The coin offered here looks noticeably more lustrous and eye-appealing in hand.

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