||1858-S $20 AU55 NGC. CAC. Despite a mintage of nearly 850,000 pieces, the 1858-S double eagle is a rarity in Mint State, and of the few pieces known at that level, only two are reported by the leading services as grading finer than MS61. The grade-limiting abrasions that affect the Mint State pieces also dominate many AU examples, making any high-grade piece with pleasing eye appeal a challenge to locate. This well-detailed Choice AU coin exhibits attractively problem-free surfaces and rich olive-gold patina. Hints of original luster in the recesses complete the eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.