||1858-S $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. The 1858-S is moderately available in the XF and AU grade range, due in part to the salvage of 68 pieces from the S.S. Republic shipwreck, but Mint State pieces are rarely seen, and are almost unknown above the MS61 grade level. This piece displays only a brush of friction over the high points of the design, and shows attractively smooth surfaces. NGC notes signs of old cleaning that appear under magnification, though the surfaces retain remnants of original luster and exhibit soft olive and orange-gold hues on each side. An unusually attractive example for a coin with a details grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1880.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.