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    1870-S Double Eagle, MS62
    Prime Condition Rarity in Finer Grades

    1870-S $20 MS62 PCGS. A substantial mintage of 982,000 Liberty double eagles was accomplished at the San Francisco Mint in 1870. Unfortunately, many of those coins were exported and melted, while many more circulated heavily in the regional economy for many years. The typical survivor grades somewhere in the VF-AU grade range today and Mint State examples are decidedly elusive. The issue is rare at the MS62 grade level and finer coins are virtually unobtainable. At least two MS62-graded examples surfaced in the Saddle Ridge Hoard, but this coin does not appear to be either of them.

    The present coin is an attractive MS62 specimen, with sharply detailed design elements throughout and the pleasing yellow-gold surfaces are lightly marked for the grade. Vibrant mint luster adds to the outstanding eye appeal. Population: 19 in 62 (2 in 62+), 2 finer (4/20).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26A9, PCGS# 8959)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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