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Lot 3345


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3345
Date 1853
Side reverse
Grade 53
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 8908
Denomination $20
Description 1853 $20 AU53 NGC. The 1853 double eagle had a mintage of less than 1.3 million pieces, a significant decline from the year before, and is appropriately a little scarcer in high grades. Like all double eagle issues of this early period, the 1853 circulated extensively, with most survivors being well-worn. Nearly 100 representatives were found on the S.S. Central America and S.S. Republic, with most lightly to moderately worn. This original AU piece exhibits unusually smooth olive-gold surfaces, with tinges of peach-gold luster in the protected regions. Only a brush of wear is evident over the design elements. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2595.58. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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