||1857-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A sizeable mintage of 34,000 pieces was struck, making it one of the more available New Orleans dates in the series. At one time this date was rare, until the Jackson, Tennessee hoard yielded several examples in the early 1980s. Unlike many AU coins of the date, this one shows natural, green-gold patina and frosty luster. There are no serious abrasions on the well-struck surfaces, where a few delicate lines are the only noticeable marks under magnification. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.