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1891 $20

1999 Mid Winter ANA Signature Sale #199

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Auction Ended On: Mar 11, 1999
Item Activity: 2 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Rare 1891 Twenty Dollar
1891 AU 55 Cleaned. Quite prooflike, even after 5 points of wear and evidence of light cleaning. This elusive P-mint is one of just 1,442 pieces struck. Of the two dozen or so 1891 twenties offered over the past half century (probably a good estimate of its business strike population), most have graded either XF or AU. Neither PCGS or NGC has graded a mint state coin as of January 1999, though a few are reported to exist, including one gem sold by NERCG in 1977. Still, this must be considered one of the finest pieces likely to enter the market for quite some time. (NGC ID# 26C2, PCGS# 9016)

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