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Lot 1656

1904 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 62. Lovely golden colors. A pleasing example with light toning haze and with minimal hairlines, the surface suffered no severe contact marks. Fully struck in all areas with pinpoint detailing on the hair waves, coronet pearls and elsewhere. We are pleased to see some warm amber to natural golden patination in all areas. Since gold itself is tarnish-Proof, the slight mellowing in the color is probably due to the 10% copper hardening alloy mixed found in U.S. gold coins of this period. A thumping bold and original specimen with good eye-appeal for the modest grade, and only slightly affected by the aforesaid hairlines.

Beyond that, the 1904 is remarkable as the most plentiful date in non-Proof quality; but with the Proofs just as rare as any other in the early 1900s, this put additional market pressure and numismatic interest on Proofs when they are occasionally offered. The present piece has much to recommend it and no doubt will be a highlight in any rare gold collection. Only 98 Proofs struck. Pop 6; 19 in 63; 13 om 64; 3 in 65. (PCGS # 9120) .
Estimated Value $15,000 - 16,000.

Realized $14,950

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