||1862-S $20 AU58 NGC. CAC. VP-001, Repunched Date. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This variety was described by Walter Breen in his 1988 Encyclopedia as: "Plainly repunched 86. Rare." NGC recognizes the repunched numerals under their VarietyPlus service as VP-001 and, substantiating Breen's assessment of the variety's sparse population, has attributed only two examples, both in AU58 (the other is pedigreed to the S.S. Republic). As a date, the 1862-S double eagle is moderately available in circulated condition, but becomes rare at the Mint State level. This nearly Uncirculated piece displays glowing apricot-gold luster in the recesses, with deeper olive-gold color over the open regions. The strike is bold and only slight friction is evident. The connoisseur will appreciate the unusually smooth, problem-free surfaces. 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 @ $90.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $10575.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.