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1857-S $20 MS66 NGC. Variety 20A....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
Premium Gem 1857-S Double Eagle
Ex:
S.S. Central America
1857-S $20 MS66 NGC. Variety 20A. Ex: S.S. Central America. Even without the helpful attribution on the NGC holder, this coin's simple existence as a Premium Gem Spiked Shield 1857-S double eagle would point to its having been aboard the doomed ship, to say nothing of its signature Central America look with near-orange rims around pale straw-gold interiors with a touch of frostiness to the generous luster. Smooth on both central elements such as Liberty's cheek and the fields around, this is an impressively preserved and thoroughly pleasing "treasure type coin." Census: 26 in 66, 4 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2696, PCGS# 8922)

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