W.I. 1857 Mint Set
$20 1857-S

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DOUBLE EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $20 1857 S
Full Grade: NGC AU 55
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: W.I. 1857 Mint Set   Score: 3545
Whidbey Island Coronets   Score: 3545
W.I. San Francisco Gold Coins   Score: 3545
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Years ago this was a scarce date, but with the discovery of the SS Central America the 1857-S Double Eagle is now by far the most common type 1 $20 coin. Over 5,000 gold coins were recovered during the initial recovery efforts. Many more of this date are likely to be recovered during the ongoing recovery process.

This coin does not have the appearance of the SS Central America coins and is not likely to be one of the shipwreck coins.

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