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    1862 Twenty Dollar, AU55
    Scarce in All Grades

    1862 $20 AU55 NGC. With its moderately low mintage of 92,133 pieces, the 1862 double eagle is a scarce issue. Fewer than 200 pieces are reported by NGC and PCGS combined in all grades, including possible resubmissions. About Uncirculated and XF representatives are the usually seen grades -- lower-end pieces are rare due to limited circulation of the issue during the Civil War, and the rarity of Mint State examples reflects the low mintage of the issue and virtually no immediate numismatic interest.

    The present coin is a well-detailed Choice AU representative with lightly abraded orange-gold surfaces that retain hints of luster in the protected regions of the fields. A faint rim bump above the M in AMERICA is almost unnoticed. Census: 13 in 55 (1 in 55 ), 28 finer (8/16).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269M, PCGS# 8937)

    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
    October, 2016
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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