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    1859 Paquet Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-257, PR63 Gilt

    1859 P$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-257, Pollock-305, High R.6, PR63 Gilt NGC. 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 with a reeded edge, subsequently gilt. About 20 or so pieces are believed to exist, an undetermined number of which have been gilt. The gilt finish is intact over both sides and the fields show moderate reflectivity. Sharply detailed.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29D5, PCGS# 12024)


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