Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

The Dr. Jon Kardatzke Coin Collection, Parts 2 and 3

Twenty Cents
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Lot 323
  1875-S Twenty Cents. Recut Mintmark. ANACS graded MS-63. Noted to be "very scarce" in the Breen Encyclopedia and an important coin for the recut mintmark collector. Frosty luster in the fields, generally untoned although some tawny browns are starting to form. When the die engraver was punching in the mintmark his hand must have twisted a bit, and the underlying S leans to the left so the serifs give the appearance of a dollar sign. Worth a strong bid in this specialized market.
From Superior's Suros Sale, February 1999, lot 133.

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Lot 324
  1877 Twenty Cents. PCGS graded Proof 63. A nice Choice brilliant Proof with moderate cameo relief both on the Liberty statue and the eagle. Loads of lines on the holder, however. Quite rare in the absolute sense, with a total mintage of only 350 coins, all as Proofs. Think about it, the Mint went to all the trouble of making up dies, setting them up, prepping the polished blanks, getting the staff to come in, and then they made a total of $70 worth of these this year.
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