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

    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 gilt pieces are believed to exist. This example ably demonstrates the potential of Paquet's design were it to have been struck in gold. The gilt is intact, and faint horizontal hairlines explain the PR63 grade.
    Ex: Wyoming Collection (Heritage, 8/2006), lot 5799, which realized $10,350.

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


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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