1857 $20.00 NGC AU55

While not as scarce or as undervalued as the 1855 and 1856 double eagles, the 1857 is a tough issue in its own right. This piece has the luster and body of an AU58 but just a few too many small ticks on the surfaces to properly grade as such. The color, a light green with underlying flashes of rose, is very appealing. A good value for the Type One specialist.