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    1861 Double Eagle, Patinated AU58

    1861 $20 AU58 PCGS. The huge mintage approaching 3 million pieces is the largest for any 19th century double eagle. This along with the hoarding due to the uncertainty of the outcome of the Civil War accounts for the large number of mint condition specimens extant today. PCGS and NGC have graded more than 1,000 Uncirculated 1861 twenties, mostly through MS62 (3/14).

    A medley or orange, violet, yellow-gold, and lavender patination runs over both sides of this near-Mint State example, each of which retains ample luster in the protected areas. The design features are well-struck, though not quite as sharp as the 1850 to 1858 issues (especially on Liberty's hair), resulting from the use of a new obverse hub beginning in 1859 (per Bowers, 2004). Minimally abraded surfaces contribute significantly to the eye appeal of this attractive coin.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 269G, PCGS# 8932)


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