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Lot 4473

1896 $20 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 64 Deep Cameo PQ. CAC Approved. Mesmerizing golden toning on both sides of this flashy coin. Great eye appeal. Taking stock of another key aspect of the Proof grade, this piece has knife-edged devices throughout, including centers, rather than a soft, mushy strike as most often seen on the business strikes. The stars are incredibly detailed on Proofs, which is one of their endearing features. Only 128 Proofs struck. Pop 3; 6 finer, 2 in 65, 4 in 66 (PCGS # 99112) .

The decade of the 1890s is sometimes referred to as the "Mauve Decade," because William Henry Perkin's aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that color in fashion, and also as the "Gay Nineties", under the then-current usage of the word "gay" which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, without the connotations in present-day usage. The phrase, "The Gay Nineties," was not coined until 1926, however.
Estimated Value $40,000 - 50,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $60,375

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