||1885-S $20 MS62 NGC. Double eagle production at the San Francisco Mint settled slightly in 1885, but remained substantially higher than that of any other minting facility, with 683,500 coins struck. The issue's availability in the numismatic market is similar to that of its earlier counterparts, in that the date can be easily found in grades through MS62. The certified population reports suggest the existence of large quantities in the MS63 grade, as well, though Garrett and Guth suggest this figure is likely inflated by resubmissions due to the issue's significant value jump between MS63 and MS64. Choice examples are decidedly rare. This radiant apricot-gold representative is boldly struck and exhibits only minor surface abrasions. The eye appeal is excellent. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.