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    1851-O Liberty Double Eagle, AU58
    Early O-Mint Issue, Rare Any Finer

    1851-O $20 AU58 NGC. Variety 1. Ex: Eagle Collection. The 1851-O is the most obtainable New Orleans double eagle in terms of overall rarity, and it is slightly more available than the 1852-O in higher grades. This is a popular issue with type collectors, because the issue is typically seen with a better strike and nicer coloration than other O-mint double eagles. Calling the 1851-O a "common date" is, of course, a relative term; an estimated 175-225 pieces are known in the various About Uncirculated grades, the great majority in the lower range. The 1851-O is quite scarce as a properly graded AU55, rare in AU58, and very rare in any Uncirculated grade.

    The present example is bright green-gold, sharply defined in the centers with the usual softness around the margins, which display some attractive orange accents. Traces of prooflike surface survive within the reverse legends. A few light handling marks are evident, the most obvious ones in front and back of Liberty's head. Census: 76 in 58 (2 in 58+), 18 finer (2/19).
    Ex: Eagle Collection of Double Eagles (Heritage, 1/2002), lot 4004, Sacramento ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2011), lot 4901; Dallas Signature (Heritage, 3/2018), lot 3187.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 268J, PCGS# 8905)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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