5/20/24 4:21 PM
Gold: $2,425.52
Silver: $31.80
Platinum: $1,049.42
Palladium: $1,022.83
G/S: 76.27
Pt/G: 0.43
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Lot Title: 1859-O PCGS XF-45+
Lot Number: 367

E.L. Consignment. Mintage: 9100. 1 graded XF-45+, 34 higher at PCGS. Of all the examples that PCGS has recorded at higher grade than the present remarkable example, only two are mint-state, and NGC has never certified a mint-state '59-O. It is the fourth rarest double-eagle out of New Orleans and various sources estimate the total surviving population to add up to perhaps eight(!) examples. The low mintage led to many prooflike examples, but even with around fifteen points of wear, it's reasonable to deduce that the present example originally boasted frosty luster, as that sort of texture is what remains within protected areas, now glowing with carrot-gold luminescence. A prize for any specialist, this remarkable coin offers exceptionally original surfaces, utterly suffused in endearing antique-gold shades with the aforementioned carrot-orange subtleties lurking in the low-recess areas of Liberty's hair. Natural, velvety texture graces the entire surface and shows none of the hairlines that sometimes result from an innocent well-intentioned wipe. Remarkable! The clashed dies plainly evident from the vertical and horizontal lines on the obverse also placed a nearly complete star just in front of the large curl. Possibly of even more interest to an advanced student of the series, the reverse left (observed) wing shows noticeable vertical lines tooled into the die that interlace with the leftmost rays. One of the lines extends down to the top of the ribbon below the same wing. Similar die lines seen on other examples have been summarily dismissed as "clashed" but that seems unlikely, as there is nothing corresponding on the obverse to produce these curious lines. A coin so well worth reviewing that it simply must receive Scotsman Cataloger's Choice Award.
PCGS #: 8927
Certification: 140421851
Estimate: $28,000-$33,000
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1859-O PCGS XF-45+
1859-O PCGS XF-45+