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Lot 3416

1858 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-61. Well struck with lovely golden toning. Choice for the grade. There are thousands of collectors who would like to own an 1858 double in Mint State, but few examples are available for sale. The appended census figures at the end of this description show this starkly. 1858 has the lowest mintage of any Philadelphia mint Type One twenty: 211,714 pieces. This specimen displays medium yellow gold; the obverse and reverse surfaces are satiny and smooth in most places with a lovely overlay of pale orange toning. In addition, no copper spots are seen either side, with the few contact marks being widely scattered about and in unimportant areas. Struck on a perfectly formed planchet, the coin displays bold relief in all areas on both sides and from center to periphery. Few this fresh have sold at auction in the past decade. Pop 5; 5 in 62, 5 in 63 (PCGS # 8923) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $10,925

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