||1850-O $20 AU53 NGC. Variety 3. Once considered an available date, only the lower circulated grades of VF to XF are easily obtained. AU representatives have proven quite difficult to locate, especially in the upper range of the scale, and Mint State pieces are prohibitively rare. Produced at the height of the California Gold Rush and in the first year of the denomination, the 1850-O double eagle is highly popular with double eagle and Southern gold specialists alike. This About Uncirculated example displays original green-gold patina, with tinges of yellow-gold luster remaining in the protected regions of the fields. High-point wear is minimal, though a scattering of minor surface ticks and old abrasions accompany the grade, as is expected at this level. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $12925.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.