1874-S $20 MS (PCGS# 8972)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9888
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1874-S Liberty Double Eagle. MS-62 (PCGS). Lustrous medium gold with orange-gold highlights. Absolutely choice for the assigned grade. Just four examples of the date have been graded finer than the present piece by PCGS, all of those called MS-63. The log-jam of grading <em>events</em> at MS-62 suggests that numerous attempts have been made in the quest for that elusive additional grading point.