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    1859 Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-263, PR62+ Brown

    1859 DT$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-263, Pollock-312, R.8, PR62+ Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Struck from the regular dies for the 1859 Type One double eagle in copper with a reeded edge. Just three examples of Judd-263 are known, per the USPatterns.com website, and one of those is in the Durham Western Heritage Museum from the Byron Reed Collection, leaving this piece and one other example available for collectors. This important pattern double eagle has reflective chestnut-brown surfaces with delicate blue overtones. A few spots limit the grade, but also identify the pedigree. The small spot below the low curl on the obverse, for example, is clearly visible in Henry Chapman's plate in the Zabriskie catalog.
    Ex: Henry Metzger Collection (Henry Chapman, 2/1909), lot 120; Andrew Zabriskie Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1909), lot 251; Edgar Adams. The later provenance is unknown.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29DB, PCGS# 12048)


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