Description

    Near-Mint 1873-CC Twenty
    Sharply Struck and Lightly Abraded

    1873-CC $20 AU58 NGC. Variety 1-A, no misplaced digit in denticles. The surfaces are an unusual gray-gold color but show considerable remaining luster, especially prominent around the devices. This piece is sharply struck and displays few signs of contact, definitely an unusual trait for the issue. The only mentionable marks are a pair of short parallel marks above the D and period on reverse, and a couple of dots of grease in the eye of Liberty. All 1873-CC twenties are of the Close 3 variety, struck to the extent of only 22,410 pieces, and Mint State examples are rare. NGC has seen only 18 submissions finer than the present piece (9/12).
    From The Gnome at the Shore Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26AJ, PCGS# 8968)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    October, 2012
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