1853 $20.00 NGC AU58

Type One Liberty Head double eagles, regardless of date, are very hard to find in "Gem Slider." These coins saw considerable circulation and were transported loose from bank to bank for many years. As a result of their size and the softness of gold as a coinage metal, many lightly circulated examples show a plethora of detracting abrasions. But not this piece. I doubt if this 1853 saw any actual circulation and it is fully original with rich rose and orange-gold hues atop choice, lustrous surfaces. As a date, the 1853 is harder to find in this grade than the comparatively priced 1851 and 1852. A great looking example and an affordable alternative to a high four figure MS61 example.