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Historic 1861-O Twenty, AU50

1861-O $20 AU50 PCGS. Struck under the auspices of the Federal government, the state of Louisiana, and the Confederacy, each example of this issue poses a historical puzzle. It's said that the weaker the strike at the base of the date, the more likely the southern origins. Most surviving examples are VF or XF, with AU pieces being very elusive. The presently offered example is sharply detailed with traces of luster still evident. It is moderately worn, for the grade, and there are numerous surface abrasions, the most notable rest on the obverse. The striking details are especially soft on the base of the date, and are typical elsewhere. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 269J, PCGS# 8934)

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Auction Dates
March, 2008
6th-7th
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