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    1871 Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1176, PR63 Brown

    1871 $20 Twenty Dollar, Judd-1176, Pollock-1318, High R.7, PR63 Brown NGC. The regular issue dies for the 1871 proof double eagle, struck in copper with a reeded edge. A few short die lines extend down to the left from Liberty's earlobe. The reverse has GOD above the arc line of IN and WE. The feathers between the scroll and right shield border are thin and well separated, suggesting this piece was struck later in the decade. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Sets of off-metal coins were deliberately struck for sale to collectors, probably in the mid-1870s. Examples were struck in copper, aluminum, and nickel, and all three compositions are extremely rare. Fewer than a half dozen examples are known in copper, according to This Select proof exhibits rich chocolate-brown surfaces and sharp details, although lacks the usual deeply mirrored fields. A small inclusion in the left obverse field should help establish a pedigree.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A5V, PCGS# 61439)

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