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Lot 3411

1853-O $20 Liberty. NGC graded AU-58. Nice golden toning. Only 71,000 struck. Lovely reddish-gold surfaces are virtually free of the usual small, scattered abrasions and therefore retain generous glimpses of original luster, especially on the reverse. Although there is a noticeable break in luster on the highpoints and exposed fields, one look at the frosty surfaces and the collector recognizes that this is no johnny-come-lately AU example. The striking details are carefully executed inside and out with the overall eye appeal being first-rate. It is not that often that we see such a coin

The 1853-O isn't a glamour issue among New Orleans Twenties like the 1854-O or 1856-O, yet nevertheless in this condition is among the more prized specimens in the entire series. The original mintage was low for the day, yet even this production does not fully convey the coin's heavy attrition in circulation. In the end, this attractive AU58 representative holds a solid claim to being one the finest known examples in its grade classification. Pop 33; 3 in 61, 2 in 62 (PCGS # 8910) .
Estimated Value $13,000 - 15,000.

Realized $17,825

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