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    1861-O Double Eagle, AU53
    Final No Motto New Orleans Issue

    1861-O $20 AU53 PCGS. Variety 1. The 1861-O double eagle is famous for being the final twenty dollar gold issue produced at the New Orleans Mint before its takeover and subsequent closure. Coining operations would not resume until 1879. Perhaps most interesting is fact that the 17,741 1861-O twenties manufactured at that facility were coined under three different authorities: the Union, the State of Louisiana, and the Confederacy. It is believed that coins with a strong date and an obverse die crack were minted by the Confederacy, and that the 75% of survivors that show a weak date were struck by either the Union or the State of Louisiana.

    This lightly circulated representative falls into the latter category. Although the date is soft, the stars, curls, and feathers exhibit strong detail. Traces of prooflike reflectivity exist around the devices, while the exposed areas show expected surface chatter. One of only 150 to 175 1861-O double eagles believed extant.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269J, PCGS# 8934)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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