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    1859 Paquet-Designed Double Eagle
    Copper Gilt, Judd-257, PR64

    1859 $20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-257, Pollock-305, High R.6, Gilt, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features Paquet's design with a seated figure of Liberty facing to the left, a fasces supported by her right hand and a shield by her left hand. Around, 13 stars, and below no date in the exergue. An eagle is partially hidden by the shield. The reverse design has a heavy wreath enclosing the date, denomination 20 DOLLARS, and legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The lettering is all in Paquet's distinctive style, apparently not used by any other engravers. Struck in copper, gilt, with a reeded edge. About 20 examples are known of this pattern, many are gilt, such as this one. We recently sold a Gem example in September that realized $22,200, a record price for this pattern. The surfaces on this piece are bright with a thin veneer of gold over each side. Only the slightest contact marks are noted.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535168)


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