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    1859 Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-258, PR64 Brown

    The Finest Available Example

    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).
    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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