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    1864-S Double Eagle, MS62
    Ex:
    S.S. Republic

    1864-S $20 MS62 NGC. Ex: S.S. Republic. Ten years after the San Francisco Mint opened for business, the facility had developed a reputation for striking large quantities of double eagles from California gold, its raison d'être from the beginning. Output reached 793,660 coins in 1864. Like its contemporaries, the 1864-S was used extensively in the West. Few high-grade examples were known to have survived before the discoveries of the S.S. Republic and the S.S. Brother Jonathan. The former yielded 153 1864-S twenty dollar gold pieces, including 60 coins in Uncirculated condition. Examples from that cache in their original holders are subject to ever-strong demand, with Doug Winter writing: "In my opinion, it is worth paying a premium to purchase an example from one of the two major hoards in its original holder."

    This Mint State Type One twenty features remarkably strong detail for the issue with fully raised stars, well-defined hair strands, and crisp feathers. Light yellow-gold surfaces beam with frosty luster. Small field marks are peppered over each side, as usual. Census: 12 in 62, 5 finer (11/16).
    From The Casady Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 269T, PCGS# 8942)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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