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    Gilt Copper 1859 Twenty Dollar Pattern
    Ex: Bass, Judd-257, PR61

    1859 P$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-257, Pollock-305, High R.6, PR61 Gilt NGC. Ex: Bass. A seated figure of Liberty faces left on the obverse supporting a fasces with her right hand and a shield with her left. An eagle is standing behind the shield. The denomination 20 DOLLARS, the date, 1859, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are within a very heavy oak and laurel wreath. Both designs were created by Anthony Paquet. Struck in copper and gilt with a reeded edge. This well struck example was graded PR63 in its Bass catalog appearance, where it was described as "very sharply struck with bright yellow surfaces, matte-like in nature. Heavy obverse and reverse striae are noted."
    Ex: Abe Kosoff, 5/1942, lot 165; 61st Sale (New Netherlands, 6/1970), lot 8; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1402.
    From The McCoy Family Collection of U.S. Patterns. (NGC ID# 29D6, PCGS# 12024)


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