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Gold rarity to display at convention

One of the two known 1861-P
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One of the two known 1861-P ?Paquet Reverse? Double Eagle coins will be on display during the American Numismatic Association World?s Fair of Money in Baltimore, Md., July 30-Aug. 3.


The $20 denomination gold coin, graded NGC MS-67, is owned by Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Co. of Bridgewater, N.J. It will be the centerpiece of a 150-coin date and mintmark display of Types I, II and III Liberty Head Double Eagles from 1850 to 1907 presented by Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, Calif., at booth #644.

?With the Smithsonian displaying its 1860 specimen at the ANA convention, it?s the perfect time and place to exhibit the finest known 1861 Philadelphia Mint Paquet $20 gold piece,? said Hendelson.

?It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many collectors to conveniently see both spectacular coins in one location in its former home town, Baltimore.?


The ?Paquet Reverse? is a short-lived design with slightly taller, slender lettering. It is named after United States Mint engraver Anthony Paquet.
For more information, contact Classic Coin Co. at (908) 725-5600, or visit