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    Rare Matte Proof 1908 Motto Twenty

    1908 $20 --Repaired--NCS. Proof. Designated as "Repaired" by NCS, but thorough inspection does not reveal any obvious repairs. A subtle surface depression is eventually located northeast of Liberty's torch hand, and a brief thin mark on the left side of the sun may have been inadvisably smoothed. Otherwise, this significant piece appears to be a gorgeous example of this introductory Motto matte proof issue. Possibly one of Breen's "light matte proofs" (see Breen-7368) rather than the usual "dark matte proof." This needle-sharp specimen is expectantly granular and displays consistent khaki-gold color. Only 101 proofs were struck.
    From The Jackson Hole Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26GV, PCGS# 9205)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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