Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1734

1853 U.S. Assay Office $20 Gold, 900 THOUS. PCGS graded MS-63. A splendidly preserved coin, this is one of the finest examples known Assay Office Territorial $20 gold pieces. Unlike many Assay pieces, the fields of this coin do not display the rough metal flow often found. Instead, the golden luster on this untoned example is gleaming, satiny and shows excellent color. The surfaces are vibrant. Lightly abraded on each side with no obvious or singly distracting blemishes other than a shallow graze in the frost below the scroll, while the striking details are uncommonly well defined. In fact, the strike displays a sharp shield and separated arrow feather details in the center of the obverse, the often-problematic highest point on that side. Rich brilliant-gold color covers the surfaces of this important coin. Pop 29; 22 finer; 17 in 64; 5 in 65. (PCGS # 10013) .
Estimated Value $22,000 - 24,000.


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