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    1855-O Double Eagle, AU Details
    Rare in All Grades

    1855-O $20 -- Reverse Rim Filed -- NGC. AU Details. Variety 1. The only variety known. The small mintage of 8,000 pieces helps to explain the 1855-O double eagle's rarity in all grades. Perhaps 100 pieces survive today, mostly in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade range. About Uncirculated specimens are rare and Mint State pieces are virtually unobtainable.

    The brass-gold surfaces of this AU Details example retain considerable luster. The design elements are well-defined, including the presence of all radial lines in the obverse stars. Minor localized softness is seen in Liberty's hair, a common characteristic of this date. A few minute marks do not disturb, and there are no mint-made planchet chips that are otherwise notorious on this issue. An area of rim filing occurs over the ES in STATES.
    From The Douglas Martin Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 268W, PCGS# 8915)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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