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Lot 2519

1861 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-61. Mostly untoned with no tarnish to unsettle the collector's opinion as to the luster's originality. A small scuff in the frost affects the 7th star; a few light bagmarks on the cheek but none inconsistent with the grade. In fact, the luminous vibrant-gold surfaces suggest an even higher numerical grade. Add to these, mathematically exact standards seen in the sharp centers, making this date noteworthy since "above average" detail in the key high points, such as Liberty and the eagle is more often the case with the Civil War era 1861 $20 than with other years in the Type 1 series. Just about every collector approves of the rugged simplicity of the design of this James B. Longacre design that was minted from 1850 until 1865. Pop 66. (PCGS # 8932) .
Estimated Value $2,500 - 2,800.

Realized $3,450

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