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1874 Bailly-Designed Twenty Cent Piece
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 and NGC Coin Explorer. It is the finest
certified example at each of the leading grading services.
Judd-1355, Struck in Copper
PR67 Red and Brown
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3478; Simpson Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A9Y, PCGS# 71659)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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