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    1855-S Double Eagle, MS61
    Infrequently Seen Finer

    1855-S $20 MS61 NGC. Although higher grade pieces occasionally come on the market, MS61 is about the finest grade that is reasonably available. We can only find records of six auction appearances in higher grades during the last decade, and only 15 higher grade auction records in the last 30 years. Those records indicate two years will pass before a finer piece is offered.

    This lovely Mint State example enjoys excellent luster with brilliant yellow-gold surfaces and splendid eye appeal. The strike is bold and both sides exhibit only trivial scattered marks of little consequence. In fact, our grade opinion is higher than that of NGC. Census: 11 in 61, 9 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268X, PCGS# 8916)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    April, 2013
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