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1855 $20 MS61 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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Sharply Defined 1855 Double Eagle, MS61
An Important Condition Rarity
1855 $20 MS61 NGC. The 1855 twenty dollar is fairly scarce in all grades. Most seen are Very Fine or Extremely Fine, less often About Uncirculated. The issue becomes rare in Mint State, where a paltry 30 examples have been graded by NGC and PCGS, primarily in MS60 and MS61.
The brass-gold surfaces of this MS61 example display partially prooflike fields, and an exacting strike leaves sharp definition on the design elements. Numerous ticks are scattered about, but these do not significantly detract from the coin's overall eye appeal. An important condition rarity.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268V, PCGS# 8914)

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