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Image of United States. 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof)
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United States. 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof)


This coin could have been created in one of two different ways. The die could have been treated prior to striking the coin. Or, the coin could have been treated afterward. Even numismatic specialists aren’t sure.


This miniature reference to the U.S. Capitol dome is a detail that is actually more clearly recognized in the matte version of this coin than on a more lustrous version.


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