14 December 2000
Memorable 1857-S Double Eagle
Deep Mirror Prooflike
$20, 1857-S MS-64 DMPL (PCGS). Variety-20A, Spiked Shield. A wonderful, deeply mirrored prooflike example with extremely choice surfaces. Rich yellow gold with a hint of orange at the borders. Years ago this coin would have been called a specimen striking or a branch mint Proof. In a word, it is incredible. One can imagine that this will be the centerpiece in the double eagle collection of its next owner! [SSCA 2069].
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This is the single finest DMPL example from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.
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