||1861 $20 AU58 NGC. CAC. The high mintage of this Philadelphia issue (nearly 3 million coins) is reflected in the proportionately high certified population of circulated survivors. Mint State coins, while more plentiful than those of some lower-mintage dates, are often encountered with heavy abrasions, and grade no finer than MS62. MS63 and finer pieces are decidedly scarce. Virtually complete detail and luminous green-gold patina are the hallmarks of this near-Mint example. A few minute ticks are noted upon close examination, though the surfaces appear remarkably smooth to the unaided eye. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3525.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.