1851 $20
Struck on a Large Cent Planchet

10.48 Grams
NGC XF 45 BN
Ex: Judd
UNIQUE
SOLD

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I purchased this $20 struck on a Large Cent planchet from Fred Weinberg in 1975. It was featured in my 1978 mint error catalog, which is illustrated below.

I sold it to a collector of major error coins immediately. Years later he sold it to Fred, who had the honor of handling it twice. Fred sold it to Mark Lighterman in 1985. It remains in Mark’s collection to this date.

It’s one of the few US unique error coins that both Fred and I wished we had kept for ourselves. It’s a fabulous major mint error on a Twenty Dollar gold piece.

Pedigree: Woodin (1914 ANS Exhibit), Newcomer, Kosoff, Judd, Sol Kaplan, Fred Weinberg, Mike Byers, Mike Chambers, Fred Weinberg, Mark Lighterman

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