1857-O $2.50 PCGS AU58 CAC

This numismatically significant date (it is the final quarter eagle made at the New Orleans mint) is more available now than a few decades ago due to some small hoards. However, really nice AU58 and better examples are still scarce and this gem slider is among the finest AU58 1857-O quarter eagles that I've seen with lovely lemon-gold color, choice surfaces and a razor-sharp strike. If you saw this coin out of its PCGS holder, you'd have no trouble grading it MS61and I have seen many examples of this date in 61 holders that couldn't hold a candle to this wonderful piece. And at half the price of a mediocre MS61...well, it's a great value as well.

CAC has approved six in this grade with four finer. A total of seventeen 1857-O quarter eagles have been approved by CAC.