Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 323

1875-S Twenty Cents. Recut Mintmark. ANACS graded MS-63. Noted to be "very scarce" in the Breen Encyclopedia and an important coin for the recut mintmark collector. Frosty luster in the fields, generally untoned although some tawny browns are starting to form. When the die engraver was punching in the mintmark his hand must have twisted a bit, and the underlying S leans to the left so the serifs give the appearance of a dollar sign. Worth a strong bid in this specialized market.
From Superior's Suros Sale, February 1999, lot 133.

Realized $483

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