last time an 1861 Coronet, Paquet Reverse gold $20 double crossed the
auction block in 2006, the coin realized a record $1.61 million.
coin, graded Mint State 61 by Professional Coin Grading Service and
one of only two known examples, returns to the auction block during
Heritage Auctions' portion of the Aug. 5 to 10 official auctions to be
held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association World's
Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill.
variety draws its name from U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver Anthony C.
Paquet, who favored a font style characterized by tall, thick
verticals and diagonals on the letters, with thin horizontals and serifs.
more information, visit the Heritage website.