1856 $20.00 PCGS EF45

The 1856 is one of my favorite sleeper Type One double eagles. In the EF grades, it sells for virtually no premium over a common date like the 1861 yet it is dozens of times more scarcer. This is a pleasing, wholesome example with nice even light green-gold color atop lightly abraded surfaces that retain some luster. There are two tiny reeding marks in the lower left obverse field that do not detract. A great value for the savvy double eagle collector on a limited budget.