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This specimen was lot 3503 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $24,150. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Costa Rica]]. 20 Pesos, 1873-GW. Arms of the Republic above sprays. Reverse: Value expressed in numerals. One year type. Extremely Rare. This is only the second time in our entire career that we have handled this important rarity and it t could be a lifetime before another example appears on the market. NGC graded EF-40."  This coin was struck not tot he standard of a United States twenty dollar gold piece but a French hundred francs. It is probably not more than a pattern.
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This specimen was lot 3503 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $24,150. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "[[Costa Rica]]. 20 Pesos, 1873-GW. Arms of the Republic above sprays. Reverse: Value expressed in numerals. One year type. Extremely Rare. This is only the second time in our entire career that we have handled this important rarity and it t could be a lifetime before another example appears on the market. NGC graded EF-40."  This coin was struck not to the standard of a United States twenty dollar gold piece but a French hundred francs. It is probably not more than a pattern.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but rare.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but rare.

Latest revision as of 00:16, 15 December 2018

Goldberg sale 62, lot 3503
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3503 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $24,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "Costa Rica. 20 Pesos, 1873-GW. Arms of the Republic above sprays. Reverse: Value expressed in numerals. One year type. Extremely Rare. This is only the second time in our entire career that we have handled this important rarity and it t could be a lifetime before another example appears on the market. NGC graded EF-40." This coin was struck not to the standard of a United States twenty dollar gold piece but a French hundred francs. It is probably not more than a pattern.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 32.25 g, .900 fine gold, .9334 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-17; KM-119.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Gurdian, Raul, Contribucion al Estudio de las Monedas de Costa Rica: 100 Años de Colon, 2a Ed., San José, Costa Rica, 1997.

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