14 December 2000
$20, 1850 AU-55 (PCGS). Lustrous honey gold with prooflike reflectivity on both sides. A different die variety from the foregoing. A delightful example of the first collectable date of America's largest circulating denomination. The Gold Rush spawned the double eagle and nurtured its existence. More California gold was converted into this denomination than any other.
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Tied with seven others with only one finer example (also in the present sale) from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.
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