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1720 MS

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Type Coin
Title 1720 MS
Date 1720
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 661720
Denomination MS

1720-AA MS France Liard, Metz Mint, Gadoury-270, Hodder-1, MS64 Brown NGC. Die alignment: 150?. A beautiful example of this scarce John Law issue. Reddish-brown surfaces (conservatively designated brown by NGC, but noted as "red" on Eric P. Newman's original envelope) and a strong obverse strike provide exceptional eye appeal. A few darker spots are noted, but do not detract. Although more softly struck, the reverse remains impressive. This is finer than any of the examples of the type in the Ford collection, which did not include this date/mint combination. Listed on page 54 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15219, realized $1680. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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