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    1857-O Double Eagle, AU50
    Elusive New Orleans Twenty

    1857-O $20 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1. The New Orleans Mint struck only 30,000 double eagles in 1857, most of which experienced extensive circulation in the South. The typical survivor can be expected to grade in the VF to XF range, and AU pieces are challenging to locate; Mint State coins are prohibitively rare and comparably expensive for the average collector. This AU representative displays strong detail and medium green-gold patina, with remnants of semiprooflike mirroring seen in the protected regions. A small scrape on Liberty's nose is the only mark of note, though it is not immediately apparent. Population: 24 in 50, 29 finer (11/14).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2694, PCGS# 8921)

    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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    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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