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    1859-O Liberty Twenty, AU Details
    Fourth-Rarest New Orleans Double Eagle

    1859-O $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Variety 1. From a tiny mintage of 9,100 pieces, the 1859-O is the fourth-rarest Liberty double eagle from the New Orleans Mint. PCGS CoinFacts estimates the surviving population at 75-100 examples in all grades, and the issue is extremely rare in Mint State. Although a few nice AU coins were recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Republic, only two Mint State coins have been certified by NGC and PCGS combined, the finest only MS61 (3/16).
    This lightly worn specimen offers well-detailed design elements and yellow-gold surfaces that show some areas of minor chatter on the obverse, but no large or distracting individual marks. The luster is somewhat muted, due to an improper cleaning. A still-attractive example of this rare branch mint issue.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 269B, PCGS# 8927)

    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
    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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