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    1871-CC Liberty Twenty, AU Details
    Pleasing Color Remains

    1871-CC $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Variety 1-A. The arms-length appeal of this double eagle is good, although too many swirling hairlines are visible at close range to suit NGC, which properly identified the cleaning. Otherwise, the surfaces are smoothly appealing and toned a pleasant orange-gold. Some red highlights appear across surfaces that retain a bit of mint luster.

    Relatively few 1871-CC double eagles survive with the detail exhibited by this twenty. In truth, the cleaning is no more bothersome than the frequent abrasions often found on this rare issue. This well-detailed example may be a smart acquisition for a sharp-eyed bidder despite the cleaning.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2014), lot 5823, realized $14,100.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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