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Lot 3364


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3364
Date 1859
Side obverse
Grade 53
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 145732
Denomination $20
Mint Mark S
Description 1859-S $20 Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, AU53 NGC. CAC. This is an interesting example of a Cherrypickers' variety; the doubling is plain on LIBERTY, the profile, the eye, and the hair curls. As a date, the 1859-S is similar to most other San Francisco double eagles of the period -- available in circulated grades, but distinctly rare in Mint State, with virtually all such pieces grading no finer than MS62. Original apricot-gold overtones complement vibrant yellow-gold mint luster on each side of this eye-appealing AU example. A lack of major abrasions will be of interest to the quality-conscious collector. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $4846.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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