1897 $20 MS (PCGS# 9031)

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5199
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $24,675.00
Lot Description
1897 $20 MS65 PCGS. CAC. To many collectors (including the present cataloger) Gem Liberty Head double eagles are among the true glories of American numismatics, coins with a splendor and cachet that few other series possess in equal measure. This Gem 1897 hails from a plentiful mintage exceeding 1.38 million pieces, but precious few will ever approach the grade of this MS65 example. Deep reddish-orange color complements surfaces that display a bold (if not absolute) strike and minimal abrasions, the only notable one a scrape on the cheek. Search high, search low, you will not find a finer example: Population: 5 in 65, 0 finer (10/12).
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