1875 20C Twenty Cents, Judd-1414, Pollock-1557, High R.7, PR65 Brown NGC. CAC. Design. Struck from regular issue dies, but in copper with a plain edge. As seen on the 1836 Gobrecht dollar, the word LIBERTY is raised, not incuse. Commentary. Only four or five examples of this rarity are known. Andrew Pollock listed six examples in his census, including one in the Byron Reed Collection at Omaha's Durham Western Heritage Museum. At least one of the examples in Pollock's census is actually an example of Judd-1412. The combined NGC and PCGS population data list 10 certified examples of this pattern variety, likely including a few resubmissions. Physical Description. It is our opinion that this Gem proof should garner a Red and Brown designation for its considerable deep orange mint color, combined with olive-brown obverse toning and delicate blue overtones on the reverse. Both sides exhibit strong design elements and reflective fields. Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $30; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 4007, realized $7637.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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