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    1861 Double Eagle, MS63
    Beautifully Frosted and Well-Struck

    1861 $20 MS63 NGC. Before the discovery of the S.S. Central America and the thousands of Mint State 1857-S double eagles that resided within it, the 1861 served as the single most available No Motto twenty dollar in the series. Nearly 3 million coins were struck, and examples are widely available in AU grades through lower MS levels. Only in Select Uncirculated condition does the 1861 become scarce. This is a beautifully frosted yellow-gold example with luminous surfaces and sharply struck design elements. A few luster grazes and minor chatter barely limit the grade and have no effect on the impressive eye appeal. Census: 23 in 63, 26 finer (7/20).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269G, PCGS# 8932)

    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, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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