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1855-O $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1....

2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 7, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1855-O Double Eagle, AU50
Third-Rarest O-Mint Twenty
1855-O $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1. The 1855-O Liberty double eagle is the third-rarest O-mint twenty, with a mintage of just 8,000 pieces. The 1855-O has been overshadowed by its ultra-rare neighbors, the 1854-O and 1856-O, but it is a very scarce issue in all grades, with only 70-80 specimens still extant. Most examples seen are in the VF-XF grade range, and attractive AU coins are quite rare.

This impressive AU specimen is well-detailed, with vivid lemon-yellow surfaces and ample mint luster. A few hints of prooflike reflectivity cling to protected areas around the devices. A scattering of minor contact marks on both sides defines the grade. Population: 4 in 50, 15 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268W, PCGS# 8915)

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