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Lot 1643

1857 $20 Liberty PCGS MS64. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. CAC Approved. Lovely golden toning on both sides. Probably the Finest Known and tied with the example from the Harry Bass, Jr. Collection which is also graded PCGS MS-64. It is noteworthy that only two examples of this date and mint were found on the S.S. Central America shipwreck (which sank in September, 1857), neither of which even approached the present coin in terms of quality. Similarly the S.S. Republic shipwreck of 1865, contained several of this issue, but none were mint state. An exceptionally fresh and attractive coin, with abundant mint frost and luster, and a solid strike. What really sets this apart though, is the amazing quality of the surfaces, remarkably satin smooth for a Type 1 double eagle. Pop 2; none finer. Tied for the finest at either grading service (PCGS # 8920) Estimated Value $30,000-UP

Ex. US Gold from a prominent midwestern family collection.

Realized $91,063

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