1862-S $20.00 NGC AU53 CAC

The 1862-S remains one of the harder Civil War era San Francisco double eagles to find in higher grades. The best examples that are generally seen are in the AU53 to AU58 range, and more often than not, coins that qualify as such have numerous abrasions and no natural color. This lightly worn piece shows exceptional rich russet-gold hues and nice, lightly marked surfaces. There are a few minor abrasions in the left obverse field that are not inconsistent with the assigned grade.