1860 $20 MS (PCGS# 8929)

The March 2010 Baltimore Auction

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1860 Liberty Double Eagle. MS-64 (NGC). Unlike many other Type I Double Eagles from the 1850s and 1860s, the 1860-P has not benefited to a great degree through the discovery and conservation of shipwreck coins. In fact, we know of not more than 100 examples that have come to light with the excavation of the <em>S.S. Republic </em>shipwreck. High-grade Uncs were conspicuous by their absence, thus confirming the continued rarity of the 1860 in the finest Mint State grades.<br />     This lovely near-Gem is one of the finest examples to originate with the <em>S.S. Republic </em>shipwreck, and it has gone straight to the upper reaches of Condition Census for the issue. Bright with a softly frosted texture, both sides exhibit even color in a rose-gold shade. Minimally abraded, sharply struck and eagerly awaiting inclusion in an advanced Double Eagle collection.
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