1857-O $2.50 NGC AU55 CAC

This date is often offered for sale in the AU53 to AU55 range but almost never with deep, original coloration. This example is as fresh an 1857-O quarter eagle as you will find with rich green-gold color and a good deal of dirt tucked-away in the recesses. A few old ticks in the field are nicely concealed by the depth of the coloration. You could literally look for years and not find a nicer circulated 1857-O quarter eagle than this.

Ex Stack's 2/1983: 719, Eugene Detmer collection. The original auction tag accompanies the coin.