||1857 $20 AU55 NGC. Unlike the 1857-S, which survived by the thousands on the S.S. Central America shipwreck, the 1857 Philadelphia issue is elusive in Mint State condition. Most such pieces are heavily abraded, grading no finer than MS62. This offering is an attractive Choice About Uncirculated alternative, exhibiting nearly complete detail and bright lemon-gold patina with hints of luster in the recesses. A few minor surface flaws are present, not unusual for the grade, the most noticeable being an old scrape in the field near Liberty's nose. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.