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    1861 Double Eagle, Lustrous MS63
    Ideal No Motto Type Coin, Few Finer

    1861 $20 MS63 PCGS. Collectors looking for a high-grade, non-shipwreck double eagle to represent the No Motto type would do well to consider the 1861 issue generally and this Select Uncirculated example in particular. Almost 3 million double eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1861, which stood as the highest total in the entire series until 1904. Today, examples are moderately collectible in Uncirculated condition, though the average certified assessment is only AU53.

    To be sure, few coins are as well-preserved an attractive as this Select Uncirculated offering, and even fewer are finer. Both sides are incredibly lustrous and surprisingly smooth with much stronger design detail than one would expect of a No Motto twenty. The reverse shows several interesting die cracks. Population: 40 in 63 (2 in 63+), 19 finer (7/21).(Registry values: N4719)

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

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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