1879 $20 MS (PCGS# 8988)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9907
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Worthy of a laurel or palm for its attractiveness and rarity, this 1879 has it all: needle sharp strike on obverse and reverse, attractive luster, excellent eye appeal, and the status of being given one of the highest grades awarded by PCGS for a double eagle of this date and mint. For the double eagle specialist, this piece will be front row and center as it crosses the block.