1858-S $20 MS (PCGS# 8925)

2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376

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Lot Description
1858-S $20 MS61 NGC. Fully lustrous and mostly brilliant with blushes of pale olive-gold. Striking softness is noted on the curls of hair just above the truncation of Liberty's neck. Although 846,710 pieces were originally produced, a substantial mintage for the era, only a scant handful of Uncirculated survivors were set aside at the time, and accordingly, only a few numismatists are likely to ever be able to acquire a specimen grading better than AU. Walter Breen traces a few Uncirculated pieces to a northern California estate, but it's not clear if most of them can be attributed to that source. Population: 8 in 61, 14 finer (4/05).
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