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Lot 1708

1868 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo. In PCGS holder 07341536. Only 25 minted. A truly splendid, glittering Proof twenty, comparable in quality to any date from the turn-of-the-century, and even more noteworthy in coming with the date 1868. Even acute examination reveals only the slightest flaws: a group of three tiny flakes in the obverse field near the point of Liberty's bust. The surface of this handsome Proof displays lovely orange-gold color. Furthermore, the two-tone contrast is a sheer delight to examine on each side. For the collector who desires the ultimate in technical workmanship, regardless of grade then the collector will find real value in this Proof double eagle. We expect to sea a strong price when sold.

Of the few Proofs coins struck this year, probably fewer than 12 remain in collections in all grades. Only a few 1868 Proofs ever come to market. With growing cadres of prospective new collectors, the thinning supply will only drive things to a more frenetic level in years to come. Pop 2; None finer. (PCGS # 89083) .
Estimated Value $90,000 - 100,000.

Realized $97,750

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