1890-S $20 MS (PCGS# 9015)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1890-S $20 MS64 PCGS. CAC. The mintage of 1890-S Liberty Head double eagles was a sizeable 802,750 pieces. Unfortunately, most of the coins were heavily circulated in domestic and foreign trade, and examples in Choice Mint State are rare today. To date, PCGS has certified 18 Choice specimens, with one finer; NGC has graded seven coins in MS64, with a single piece finer (6/10). The present coin is a particularly attractive Choice specimen, with light orange-gold surfaces and bright, frosty mint luster. The striking details are sharp throughout, and only a few minor handling marks show on Liberty's cheek and the obverse field. The visual appeal is outstanding. Housed in an old green label holder.
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