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1854-S $20 MS64 NGC....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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1854-S Twenty, MS64
Soft, Satiny Mint Luster
1854-S $20 MS64 NGC. The 1854-S twenty is a historic first-year issue that is available in a wide range of grades. Most of the Uncirculated examples are from the salvage of the S.S. Yankee Blade in 1977. Some of these pieces have distinctly granular surfaces, others only slightly so, and some are so slight it is uncertain if they are salvage coins. We would place this twenty in that latter category. The surfaces are satiny and only close examination reveals the slightest granularity. The only mark of any note is a shallow one between stars 1 and 2, there is also a planchet flake between stars 5 and 6. Just a touch of reddish patina is seen over both obverse and reverse. Census: 9 in 64, 1 finer (11/10).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 268U, PCGS# 8913)

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