Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Bright and Lustrous Mint State 1861 Coronet Double Eagle

1861 $20 MS63 NGC. A magnificent example of this early double eagle, with boldly executed devices and excellent luster. Plentiful in circulated grades as the mintage of nearly 3 million coins were produced as quantities of gold continued to come out of the California gold fields. Demand was quite high with the coming and eventual outbreak of hostilities in 1861. Note how bright and lustrous this coin remains, as though it were just coined recently. Such quality is found from these shipwreck coins were the coins resided deep in the ocean, well below the tidal actions which otherwise would etch away the luster from the surfaces. A select group of these double eagles were recovered from the S.S. Republic shipwreck, making available some dates which were virtually unknown in mint state before. This 1861 would make a welcome addition to an advanced collection, or would make a great choice for the type collector who needs this Type I coin. The surfaces are attractive for the grade, with no deep or distracting marks on Liberty's face or neck, and the fields are pleasing too, with widely scattered and unimportant nicks, none of which command attention. Population: 25 in 63, 22 finer (6/05).(#8932)(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 269G, PCGS# 8932)

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
July, 2005
27th-30th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 3
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 210

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

946,178
bidder-members
$893,760,340
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 34 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Everyone I came in contact with was courteous, helpful, professional, and best all, knew what they were talking about. Do you know how very rare that is?
Alan Bean,
Houston, TX
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved