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1850 $20 MS61 PCGS. CAC....

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 11, 2010
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Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Popular 1850 Double Eagle, MS61
1850 $20 MS61 PCGS. CAC. The first-year 1850 double eagle has a mintage of more than 1.1 million pieces, a reflection of the dramatic demand for high gold denominations brought on by the California discoveries, and today, it is one of the most accessible Type One double eagles in circulated grades. Mint State, however, is another story, with MS61 and better pieces conditionally scarce. The present coin has semireflective yellow-gold surfaces and uncommonly strong detail on the portrait. Scattered light to moderate abrasions and a curving pinscratch to the right of the date account for the grade. Population: 19 in 61, 40 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268F, PCGS# 8902)

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