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1859 Twenty Dollar in Copper
1859 P$20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-258, Pollock-308, High R.7, PR64
Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features Longacre's
Liberty Head bearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY as featured on the
Type One Liberty double eagles, with 13 stars around, but with the
date omitted. Anthony Paquet's reverse has the denomination, 20
DOLLARS, the date, 1859, and the statutory legend, UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, within a heavy wreath. Struck in copper with a reeded
edge. There are five examples of this important pattern known, and
two of those are in museums, one at the Durham Western Heritage
Museum, and the other from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection at the
ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs. This example is the finest in
collector's hands, and is possibly the finest overall. Sharply
struck with lovely chocolate-brown toning, exhibiting delicate
blue, orange, and emerald splashes on reflective surfaces. The only
PCGS certified Judd-258 pattern (4/20).
Judd-258, PR64 Brown
The Finest Available Example
Ex: 1973 FUN Sale (RARCOA, 1/1973); 1976 ANA (Stack's, 8/1976), lot 3694; 1981 ANA (Bowers and Ruddy, 8/1981), lot 356; American Numismatic Rarities (10/2004), lot 1056; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 3702.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12028)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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