1858-S $20.00 PCGS AU58 CAC

This is exactly the sort of coin I am describing when I write about "super sliders" and I have a special fondness for Type One Liberty Head double eagles with this sort of visual appeal. This coin really has no wear of any consequence on its surfaces but there is just a hair too much friction to call it an MS61. That said, it is lovely with nearly full luster, razor sharp detail and surfaces that are almost totally free of the severe abrasions which are almost always seen on this date. The 1858-S double eagle is quite scarce in properly graded AU58 and it is very rare in Uncirculated. If you could find one, a PCGS MS61 example of this date will cost in excess of $12,500 (probably more with a CAC sticker) and I seriously doubt you would see enough difference between this high-end slider and an MS61 to merit the doubling in price. CAC has approved only three examples of this date in AU58 and just a single example better than this.