1858-S $20.00 NGC AU58

This straight-from-Europe 1858-S is one of the nicer examples of this date that I have handled and I have owned some gorgeous 1858-S double eagles in the last few years. This is a "gem slider" with great surfaces and very attractive deep color but without the extensive marks typical to the issue. There is some dirt in the protected areas and a small obverse grease stain (as made) can be seen on Liberty's jawline. This is a very scarce date in properly graded AU58 and MS60 Trends jumps to $10,500. If you can find an MS61, you will pay at least $12,000-14,000 and, in all likelihood, it won't be as attractive as this coin. I love the value that choice AU58 Type One double eagles present and coins like this seem like a really good deal to me.