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    Condition Rarity 1864 Double Eagle, MS62

    1864 $20 MS62 PCGS. CAC. The 1864 double eagle was considered all but uncollectible in Mint State for many years, though the recovery of the S.S. Republic turned up a few dozen additional survivors, some of which are Mint State. The origin of the present example is unknown, but what is indisputable is that the 1864 is a condition rarity this fine and extremely rare any better. Swirling canary-yellow luster with honey overtones is more flashy on the reverse, which also shows fewer of the coin's grade-defining abrasions. On the obverse, several long marks through the fields are of particular concern, though the overall eye appeal is solid for an MS62 coin and out-and-out fantastic for the issue. Population: 9 in 62, 1 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 269S, PCGS# 8941)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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