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Lot 2068

1851-O. PCGS graded EF-40. Mostly untoned with semi-reflective surfaces. Normal light surface abrasion from circulation, typical of these earliest $20 gold pieces. Struck at the fabled New Orleans Mint, which stands as the chief port of entry and export in those days near the mouth of the Mississippi river. Think paddlewheel steam boats with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and you can place this coin in its proper perspective. At the time this double eagle was struck, Mark Twain was a teenager living up river from New Orleans in the little town of Hannibal, Missouri (PCGS # 8905) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,200.

Realized $3,680

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