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    NGC 1865 AU 58. This is the first 1865 eagle we have offered in over a year and a half (maybe longer, that's when we began keeping track of such things). The mintage was a paltry 3,980 pieces and on the odd occasion when an 1865 is offered, it is usually only VF or perhaps XF at best. This specimen is one of the finest examples known and is really quite close to mint condition. The surfaces are extensively abraded with small marks, but perhaps these are magnified unfairly by the reflective nature of the fields on each side. Rich reddish color is noted, and the striking details are generally strong except for softness over the ear of Liberty. The most noticeable abrasions are in the obverse fields by stars 2, 4, and 10. Sure to generate much interest among gold specialists. Trends $11,500 in AU 50, unlisted any finer. (NGC ID# 264F, PCGS# 8641)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 1994
    3rd Friday
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