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    1858-O Double Eagle, AU58
    Original Color, Clean Surfaces

    1858-O $20 AU58 NGC. Variety 3. A die lump appears within the E of AMERICA. Among New Orleans double eagles from the 1850s, the 1858-O is comparable to the 1857-O in terms of scarcity. The Southern facility manufactured 35,250 twenty dollar gold coins in 1858, of which Doug Winter estimates 225 to 275 pieces survive. The vast majority of those show signs of extensive circulation. AU examples are very scarce, and comparable near-Mint coins are rare. Mint State representatives are extremely rare with only five or six known.

    Original 1858-O double eagles exhibit medium green to orange-gold coloration, as seen on this surprisingly lustrous example. The date is known for its poor strike, but this No Motto twenty is well-struck on the hair curls and feathers. The date and mintmark are bold. Stars 4 through 13 exhibit full radials and centers. Light wispy marks adorn each side, though none of them are overly deep or detracting. Liberty's cheek is notably free of abrasions. Likely among the finest coins from this elusive date in existence. Census: 22 in 58 (1 in 58 ), 4 finer (10/15).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2698, PCGS# 8924)

    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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    December, 2015
    3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
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