U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $20 Liberty Gold

1850 $20 PCGS MS60

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DLRC Inventory #: 87810

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Auction Name: Richmond Sale, Part I.
Closed On: Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:00 PM.
Realized: $8,050.
Pricing Guidance:
CDN CPG® Value: $11,900.00 (What's CPG®?)

Item Description:
A lustrous, yellow-gold example. A patch of hairlines in the left obverse field appear to be Mint-made die striations. MS-63 reverse. Housed in an old, green-label PCGS holder.

This was the first year of production of the Double Eagle, a new denomination made possible by the huge influx of gold from the mines of California. Over a million 1850 "Twenties" were made, but Mint State examples remain very scarce today.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 8902 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $20 Liberty Gold
Type: Liberty head
Years for Type: 1849-1907
Strike: Business
Denomination: Double Eagle
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Weight: 33.436g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 1,170,261