1858-S $20.00 NGC AU58 CAC

If you are familiar with this date, you are aware of the fact that the 1858-S is inevitably found with deep abrasions and dull, lifeless surfaces. It is quite scarce in properly graded AU58 and rare in Uncirculated with probably no more than twenty or so known, mostly in the MS60 to MS61 range. The present example has exceptional surfaces for the date with almost no marks atop soft, frosty luster. The color is exceptional as well with lovely light rose and green-gold hues seen on both sides. There is the barest trace of rub on the high spots of the obverse while the reverse grades at least MS61+ on its own. This is as nice a slider example of this date that I have seen. Trends jumps to $10,500 in MS60 and a nice, fresh Uncirculated example--if you can find one--is likely to cost you $11,000-13,000 or more.