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    Very Rare Almost Uncirculated 1859-O Double Eagle

    1859-O $20 AU50 NGC. The 1859-O is a widely recognized rarity among Liberty Double Eagles. Only 9,100 pieces were struck, and it is the fourth rarest New Orleans Twenty, narrowly trailing the 1855-O. An estimated 75-85 pieces are known in all grades. Of these, some 15-20 grade About Uncirculated. While most surviving examples are either cleaned or show heavy abrasions, this piece is attractive and original with remarkably pleasing surfaces. The only abrasion worthy of note is a long mark between stars 11 and 12 on the obverse. Deep reddish patina covers each side and the devices are sharply struck throughout.
    From the Midwest Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269B, PCGS# 8927)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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