1850 $20.00 NGC AU53 CAC

This numismatically significant issue is the first collectable double eagle from the Philadelphia mint and it has an appearance that tends to be much different than the Type One issues that follow it. It is typically found better struck and there are some higher grade coins (in the MS62/63 range) that have superb color and detail. Circulated examples are relatively available but many are heavily abraded and most have been dipped or messwed with. This naturally toned example has pleasing mdeium to deep green-gold color atop very clean surfaces. A few marks rest in the left obverse field; the reverse is choice and very crusty with lots of dirt caked into the recesses. This is an issue you can afford to be pretty picky when you are looking for one but I think tis example will meet the requirements of even the fussiest collector.