While very common in lower grades, the 1853-O eagle is much scarcer than generally realized in AU55, rare in AU58 and exceedingly rare in Uncirculated with just three or four currently known. This example, which is fresh from Europe and has the three-pronged gasket within the slab that is indicative of a coin graded in PCGS' Paris office, has lovely deep green-gold and rose-orange color with some dirt within the protected areas. A considerable amount of luster remains and the fields show fewer marks than usual for the date. The last comparable to sell at auction was Heritage 1/11: 7030, graded AU55 by PCGS, that realized $2,530. This example is nicer and it is exceptional value at under $3,000.