1860-S $20.00 NGC AU58

The 1860-S is one of the more difficult Civil War era Type One double eagles from San Francisco as it is not a date whose population has been swelled by significant numbers located in shipwrecks. This very lightly worn example probably saw very little--if any--circulation but it has a touch of friction on the high spots. The surfaces are very clean with the exception of a series of small abrasions on the reverse below the R in AMERICA. If you can find an average quality MS60 to MS61 example of this date, you are likely to have to pay around double the price of this nice slider and which, do you think, is the better value?