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[ Coins ] [ Liberty Double Eagles ] 1856-O $20 AU55 PCGS
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[ Coins ] [ Liberty Double Eagles ] 1856-O $20 AU55 PCGS. The 1856-O Twenty, like its 1854-O counterpart, is a renowned U.S. gold rarity, having been struck from an even tinier mintage of just 2,250 pieces. It holds the arguable distinction (it is really VERY close when compared to the 1854-O) of being the rarest New Orleans Double Eagle and is seldom offered for sale in any grade. Only 15-20 pieces are known and at the AU55 level this is a solid Condition Census piece, although not among the listings in the Winter reference on New Orleans gold. The only markedly finer piece we have offered is the incomparable SP63 coin sold in the June 2004 Long Beach Sale for over $540,000, and would bring considerably more if offered today. It can be accurately stated that a coin of equal condition might not surface for many years. "The striking details are well defined for the issue, with excellent strength of detail on Liberty's hair and essentially complete definition on the peripheral stars. Mildly reflective, as is characteristic, the green-gold surfaces show a slight accent of reddish patina. The obverse is moderately abraded with the most obvious visual distractions being a shallow scrape in the left field and a couple of short marks between stars 9 and 10. Overall, an attractive and solidly graded example of one of the most important and desirable of all United States coins. Population: 3 in 55, 2 finer ( 6/05).(#8918) (Registry values: N10218)
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*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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