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    Near-Mint 1863 Double Eagle
    Challenging Civil War Date

    1863 $20 AU58 PCGS. The massive mintages for gold coins at Philadelphia from 1850 through 1861 came to a halt with the onset of the Civil War, rendering issues such as the 1863 double eagle low-mintage challenges for today's collectors. This is an impressive near-Mint representative, bright yellow-gold with pale green and orange overtones depending on the angle to the light. Solidly defined on the obverse stars with just a trace of rub on the well struck portrait and eagle, and scattered light abrasions are of little concern. Population: 11 in 58, 21 finer (2/11).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 269P, PCGS# 8939)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    March, 2011
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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