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    1882-S Twenty Dollar, Vibrant MS64
    High Condition Census Coin

    1882-S $20 MS64 PCGS. In our estimation this near-Gem coin is certainly one of the finest 1882-S twenties known, and it is a candidate for an even finer grade. Vibrant rose-gold surfaces emit bright and flashy cartwheel luster, while the strike is extra-sharp for an 1882-S. Every minute detail is crisply defined, including an unlisted S/S mintmark, with the faint curve of an initial S well below the primary mintmark. We wonder if this coin came out of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, which contained 65 examples, but just one piece graded MS64+ that ranks as the current-finest known at either PCGS or NGC. Regardless of its origins, the finely frosted surfaces are virtually unimprovable for an issue that has yet to yield a fully Gem certification at PCGS or NGC despite a large mintage of 1,125,000 pieces. This is also the first MS64 we have offered in the past 20+ years of our auction archives. Population: 3 in 64 (1 in 64+), 0 finer (11/19).
    From The "So Cal" Collection. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26BG, PCGS# 8998)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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