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    Gilt PR63 1859 Twenty Dollar, Judd-257

    1859 P$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-257, Pollock-305, High R.6, PR63 Gilt NGC. Ex: Lemus Collection. The designs are as described on the previous lot. The profile of Liberty and the tall, thin letters in the legends correspond with the style of Mint engraver Anthony Paquet, known for his 1859 half dime obverse and 1861 double eagle reverse. Struck in copper with a reeded edge, and gilt at a later time. This is a fully struck specimen with smooth, glossy sun-gold fields. A loupe reveals scattered minute lilac spots.
    Ex: Lemus Collection (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1582, which realized $8,050.
    From The McCoy Family Collection of U.S. Patterns.

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


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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