1861 $20.00 NGC AU58 CAC

The 1861 is, by far. the most common Civil war era Liberty Head double eagle. That said, it isn't easy to locate a lovely "super slider" like the present example. This piece has the luster and appearance of an MS62 to MS63 but it shows a trace of rub on the high spots of the obverse. A small nick on Liberty's chin serves as identification. If I were a date collector of Type One double eagles, I would buy a coin like this as my example of the 1861 and save my bigger expenditures for rarer, more interesting issues.