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    1859-O Double Eagle, VF35
    Type One Branch Mint Rarity

    1859-O $20 VF35 PCGS. Variety 1. The 1859-O is one of several rare double eagles from the New Orleans Mint, with a mintage of just 9,100 pieces. Only the more famously rare 1854-O, 1855-O, 1856-O, and 1879-O have lower mintages, and the 1859-O is slightly rarer than the 1855-O in terms of surviving examples. Fewer than 100 pieces are thought to survive. Most examples grade in the XF to low AU conditions, giving this VF coin a leg up in terms of value, which escalates quickly by grade level.

    Some prooflike surface and traces of orange color linger in the most-sheltered areas (particularly on the reverse), with myriad tiny marks and abrasions over medium-gold surfaces that are tempered by 25 points of wear. A small mark at the margin opposite the bust tip and an inconsequential rim nick near star 9 are noted, but they are easily accounted for by the grade. The 1859-O is seldom available in any condition, but especially so in Choice VF grade. Population: 3 in 35, 44 finer (7/19).
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II. (Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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