1861-S $20.00 NGC AU55 CAC

This deeply toned example is among the few totally original 1861-S double eagles that I can recall having seen in many years. It shows rich Euro-style color with deep green-gold surfaces that are contrasted by the hues on the relief details. There is a good degree of luster below the toning and the surfaces are choice for the issue. This is probably the scarcest regular issue SF double eagle from the Civil War era and I am very fond of this coin's appearance. CAC has approved just two in this grade with eight finer.