There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
5057

1861-S $20 Paquet -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU....

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 5, 2012
Item Activity: 6 Internet/mail/phone bidders
600 page views
Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9899 Universal Blvd.
Hall SB - South Building
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
1861-S Paquet Twenty, AU Details
Well Defined and Minimally Abraded
1861-S $20 Paquet -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Anthony Paquet's few designs for the Mint show a commonality with elongated top and bottom serifs of the letters. The Paquet-designed 1865 pattern quarter shows these same taller letters. Specifically, by lengthening the serifs on the E's this creates two nearly enclosed spaces divided by the middle serif. Letters that have two downward or upward strokes -- A, R, Q, M, D, U -- will alternate thick and thin strokes, as on M, A, U, or else have two thick strokes, as on D, Q, R. Exposed serifs, as on L and E, are exaggerated to make them as long as possible.
While the Paquet Reverse twenty dollar legends are different in execution, the overall style is unmistakably the same -- an arch, quasi-Gothic approach to font creation that adds to the appeal of these coins. The Paquet Reverse twenties made at the San Francisco Mint to the extent of 19,250 pieces all apparently slipped quietly into circulation, and the issue today is unknown in Mint State. The finest certified examples at NGC and PCGS are coins in the AU55-AU58 range.
The acquisition of a Paquet Reverse double eagle is a milestone accomplishment for most collectors. The present example is well detailed and shows remarkably few abrasions for a coin that has such a lowered rim. The surfaces are otherwise uniformly subdued in appearance, a result of cleaning. Each side has light yellow-rose patina.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 269L, PCGS# 8936)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
888,741
bidder-members
$981,916,746
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 13 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
We have also have become more educated about antiques from HA, an unexpected perk. And we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to HA for a preview auction just to see how it all works.
Karen Quinton,
Nacogdoches, TX
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $11,168,270
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,019,868
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,806,473