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Lot 1061

1920-S $10 Indian. PCGS graded MS-63. Here offered is a choice example of a major rarity in the Indian gold eagle series. The mintage was a respectable 126,500, but most were melted with very few known today. This specimen is sharply struck, including LIBERTY on the headdress, though we note some softness on the eagle's lower left leg and claw. The mintmark, which is somewhat larger than earlier San Francisco mint dates, is bold and clear. The luster is excellent, overlayed in pale orange tones and the open fields are relatively clean of distractions. Only a few bag marks on the main devices keep this from a higher grade. Breen-7131, where in his Encyclopedia he comments, "In my experience, 1920 S is rarer than 1930 S or 1933." This important 20th century rarity has great eye appeal and deserves consideration from specialists in this series as well as all those who appreciate rare date US gold. Population 5, with 4 in 64, 2 in 65, and one each in 66 and 67 (PCGS # 8881) .
Estimated Value $58,000 - 62,000.
The West Coast Collection.

Realized $54,625

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