1856-S $20.00 NGC AU58

This date is usually seen with seawater surfaces and original examples are not that easy to locate. This piece is clearly not from the S.S. Central America hoard as it shows natural frosty luster. It has no real wear; just light friction on the high spots of the obverse. I recently wholesaled an MS61 example of the 1856-S double eagle that, in my opinion, was inferior to the present piece for $6,500.