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    1920-S Indian Eagle, AU58
    Heavily Melted San Francisco Rarity

    1920-S $10 AU58 PCGS. The 1920-S Indian eagle is the third-rarest issue overall in the series, trailing only the 1933 and the 1907 Rolled Edge variety. A number of pieces were distributed into circulation, and surviving examples of these comprise the majority of the pieces known to collectors. Nearly all the remaining 1920-S eagles were later melted under the dictates of Roosevelt's Executive Order 6102. As a result, this issue is significantly scarcer than one might be led to believe by its mintage of 126,500 coins. PCGS and NGC combined have encapsulated only 111 examples in all grades, likely including a number of resubmissions. The present coin is boldly struck, with satiny bronze-gold luster and remarkably smooth surfaces. Close scrutiny is needed to detect any signs of actual wear, giving this piece exceptional eye appeal for the grade. Population: 9 in 58, 29 finer (11/14).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28H8, PCGS# 8881)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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