1875 20C MS (PCGS# 5296)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2003
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Dominant antique copper patina to both sides, this piece also exhibits mottled reddish russet highlights around the obverse border as well as an outline of charcoal toning to the reverse eagle. Sharply struck in all areas, with an overall smooth ""look"" to the unaided eye. First year of issue for the twenty-cent series, and much rarer in all grades than its identically dated San Francisco Mint counterpart. Original mintage: just 36,910 circulation strikes.