1879 $20 MS (PCGS# 8988)


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1879 $20 MS63 PCGS. This P-mint double eagle issue is not at all common, but pieces are available in all grades up to MS62, with finer pieces quite elusive. The present example offers muted, satiny luster with amber-gold coloration, some light field haze, and a couple of small areas of lighter coloration on the reverse. This issue was formerly considered quite rare, but repatriations of overseas hoards have replenished the supply. PCGS has certified only a half-dozen pieces in MS63, with none finer (11/07). NGC adds another four coins in MS63, but again there are none finer at that service.
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