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ASSAY $20 884

1998 September Long Beach Sale #192

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 25, 1998
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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U.S. Assay Twenty Rarity
1853 Assay Office Twenty Dollar, 884 Thous. AU 53 PCGS. K-17, Low R.7. A rare issue minted for just eight days in late February of 1853, most being melted and converted to 900 Fine pieces. Today only a dozen or so pieces are believed to exist. The green-gold color has taken on a light overlay of reddish patina, around the periphery, and the most noticeable mark is a small rim bump at 10 o'clock on the obverse. Listed on page 280 of the 1998 Guide Book. (PCGS# 10010)

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