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    1872 Amazonian Twenty Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1251, PR64 Brown

    1872 $20 Amazonian Twenty Dollar, Judd-1251, Pollock-1393, Low R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The famous "Amazonian" design by William Barber shows a bust of Liberty facing left on the obverse, surrounded by 13 stars, with the date below. The reverse has a defiant eagle with spread wings grasping a shield, around the margin is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TWENTY DOLLARS. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The reverse design was copied from Barber's quarter, half dollar, and dollar patterns from this year. This is the only uniform design ever made for all six denominations. About a dozen examples are known in copper, several of which are gilt. This piece displays variegated blue-green and yellow toning with a faint undertone of red still present.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A7L, PCGS# 61523)


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