1857-S $20 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS65 CAC Ex.S.S.Central America (gold foil)



1857-S $20 Liberty Type 1 Double Eagle PCGS MS65. Variety 20A, Spiked Shield.  CAC endorsed. Ex: S.S. Central America. SSCA 2085. One of the few shipwreck $20’s that have made it through the tough approval process of the CAC firm.  The present example displays a stack honey-yellow coloration on both the obverse and reverse. Perhaps the only drawback keeping this Gem Brilliant Uncirculated specimen from a higher grade is a minor break in the luster on the obverse field and a nick before the nose and a contact mark a star 6. The reverse is essentially as struck save a break in the luster in the field to the right of the eagle’s wing.