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1861-O $20 AU50 PCGS....

2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102

 
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Auction Ended On: Mar 7, 2008
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Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Lot Viewing: Room 106B

Auction: Room 106A

Description:
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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