||1860 $20 AU55 NGC. CAC. An increase in double eagle production at the Philadelphia Mint began in 1860, with a mintage of more than 577,000 coins, though even this total pales in comparison to the nearly 3 million pieces that would be struck the following year. Despite this elevated mintage, Mint State examples of the 1860 double eagle remain scarce, and few grade finer than MS62. A trace of high-point friction is observed upon close examination, though this Choice About Uncirculated piece retains nearly full mint bloom and beautiful honey-gold color. Grade-consistent abrasions are light and uniformly dispersed. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.