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Lot 3344

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3344
Date 1853/'2'
Side reverse
Grade 50
Service Details NGC
Service Catalog # 145730
Denomination $20
Description 1853/'2' $20 FS-301 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. The popular Guide Book variety shows remnants of an underlying numeral, generally believed to be a 2, inside the lower loop of the 3 in the date. A die lump below the R in LIBERTY confirms the attribution. Examples were salvaged from the S.S. Central America and S.S. Republic shipwrecks, only a few of which were in high grades. Mint State survivors are rare and are always seen heavily abraded. This lightly circulated example shows nearly complete detail and only a few noticeable abrasions. NGC notes light cleaning, though the surfaces have acquired a pleasing honey-gold hue and retain small remnants of original luster. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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