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Lot 3903

1875 Pattern Twenty Cent Piece. Judd-1404, Pollock-1547, Rarity-6 to 7. . J-1404. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red and Brown. Copper, plain edge. This is one of the two finest graded of this pattern issue, and one of just 2 so graded by PCGS. A few others are graded in the Brown category. Mellowed mint red in color with gorgeous colors and well struck devices throughout. Minor hairlines can be seen in the fields, as always. An important and rare pattern, only a handful of these twenty cent patterns were produced, and they always are popular with collectors. The sidewheeler steams in the distance as Liberty looks on, no doubt wondering which way the wind does blow. As Q. David Bowers first noted, the sails are billowing in one direction, while the ships flag and smoke go the opposite direction. William Barber had spent too many days inside the Mint, and not enough time down on the docks! An opportunity.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.

Realized $4,600

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