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    Bright 1857-O Double Eagle

    1857-O AU 55 PCGS. A very scarce New Orleans twenty that is comparable to the 1861-O and definitely rarer than the 1850-53 O-mints. This piece gives the initial visual impression of a mint state piece, displaying full mint luster with no visible break on the highpoints. It is extremely bright with a lovely green-gold color. Closer examination reveals some obverse abrasions that we feel influenced PCGS to "net grade" the coin. A beautiful and important coin. (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, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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