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    1859 Double Eagle, Copper
    Judd-263, PR61 Brown

    1859 $20 Liberty Double Eagle, Judd-263, Pollock-312, R.8, PR61 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 297.7 grains per its Bass catalog appearance. Struck from the regular reeded edge dies for the 1859 Type One double eagle, but in copper instead of gold. Only three examples of Judd-263 are known, per the website, and one of those is in the Byron Reed specimen in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, presently unavailable to collectors. Pattern 1859 twenties with the Paquet reverse were also struck in copper, and Judd-263 may have been coined at the same time for the purpose of comparison. The present sharply struck piece displays powder-blue and mahogany-brown toning. Minor spots near stars 4, 6, and 7 provide identifiers, and the obverse has a few tiny scattered marks.
    Ex: Purchased from Max Draisner, 8/1973; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1404; Pevehouse & Davis Collections (American Numismatic Rarities, 10/2004), lot 1057.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29DB, PCGS# 12048)

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    November, 2020
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