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Beautiful Gem 1909 Twenty

1909 $20 MS65 PCGS. This lower-mintage Philadelphia issue is more challenging than the official production figure of slightly over 160,000 pieces might suggest. First, the mintage is split nearly evenly between the "normal" variety and the 1909/8 overdate. Also of concern is how few examples came back from overseas storage in grades better than Select. Garrett and Guth praise the issue as " ... one of the true condition rarities of the series" in MS64 and above. This yellow-orange Gem is delightfully well-defined with powerful luster and pleasing preservation. Subtle patina across the surfaces suggests that this is an upper-end survivor that was repatriated. Population: 20 in 65, 6 finer (6/08).
From the Stephen Stokely Collection, Part Five.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FC, PCGS# 9150)


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