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    1862-S Twenty Dollar, MS61
    Rare in Mint Condition
    Above-Average Strike

    1862-S $20 MS61 NGC. In their reference work An Insider's Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles, Doug Winter and Adam Crum go to great lengths to emphasize the poor striking quality on the obverse of the typical 1862-S double eagle. Their comments in regard to this issue include the following: "The weak strike seen on the obverse makes the 1862-S a hard coin to grade properly," and "In Mint State, it remains extremely rare."

    Clearly, this example represents an exception to the rule, at least as far as striking quality is concerned. The overall definition on Liberty's hair is as good as one may hope to find on any example of this challenging San Francisco issue, as is the level of detail observed on most obverse stars. The piece shows vibrant frosty luster and attractive rose and green-gold coloration. Surface marks are relatively minor for the grade. An excellent opportunity for the collector. Census: 17 in 61, 9 finer (6/17).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269N, PCGS# 8938)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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