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    1857-O Liberty Double Eagle, AU58
    Rare Date in High Grade

    1857-O $20 AU58 NGC. Variety 1. Although the 30,000-piece mintage of the 1857-O Liberty double eagle would be considered small in almost any other series, it was actually a significant increase over the production totals of the previous three years for this denomination at New Orleans. The coins were released into circulation, where they suffered heavy use and attrition over time. Despite a number of quality pieces that were recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Republic in recent times, the 1857-O is an elusive issue in AU58, and Mint State specimens are rare.

    This attractive near-Mint example shows just a trace of friction on the high points of the design elements and the pleasing orange-gold surfaces have only minor abrasions and chatter, with a mix of luster and prooflike reflectivity in the fields. Census: 27 in 58 (2 in 58+), 4 finer (7/19).(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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    14th-18th Wednesday-Sunday
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