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    1874 Bailly-Designed Twenty Cent Piece
    Judd-1355, Struck in Copper
    PR67 Red and Brown

    1874 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1355, Pollock-1499, Low R.6, PR67 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Bailly design obverse with a glum-faced Liberty seated, holding a pole with a Liberty Cap above and the other hand resting on a globe. This is paired with a reverse that is only a minor variation from the regular die adopted in 1875. The same reverse die also struck several 1875 patterns: Judd-1399 through Judd-1402 and Judd-1411 through Judd-1413. Struck in copper with a plain edge. About a dozen copper examples are known of this popular pattern. Some silver and aluminum examples, and even a single piece in nickel of this design have been reported. This is a splendid, deeply mirrored example. Blue-brown iridescence is seen over most of each side, but there is also a significant outline of cherry-red around the peripheries. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. It is the finest certified example at either of the leading grading services (1/21).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3478; Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A9Y, PCGS# 71659)


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