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    1897-S Twenty Dollar, MS65
    Only a Few Pieces Are Known Finer

    1897-S $20 MS65 PCGS. Few pre-1900 San Francisco double eagles are as collectible as the 1897-S (1.4 million coins minted). The issue's availability and generally excellent production quality make it a frequent choice to represent the Type Three design. This Gem is one of the best surviving representatives available to collectors. It features beautifully preserved fields and frosty mint luster over orange-gold surfaces. Grazes are shallow and superficial, and the strike is largely strong. A tick under 97 and a set of three reeding marks on the cheek are the only pedigree identifiers on this Registry-grade twenty dollar gold piece. Population: 15 in 65 (1 in 65+), 2 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26CJ, PCGS# 9032)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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