||1858-S $20 AU55 NGC. CAC. Bowers writes of this issue in A Guide Book of U.S. Double Eagles: "The 1858-S double eagle is readily available in circulated grades such as VF and XF, but is rare AU, especially with good eye appeal." This assessment makes the certified population reports appear somewhat inflated by resubmissions. The quality-conscious collector will appreciate the unusually smooth, olive-gold surfaces of this Choice AU coin. A trace of rub precludes a Mint State grade, but remnants of original luster ensure a high degree of eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3290.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.