1864 $20.00 PCGS AU53

If you collect Civil War double eagles you probably already know that the rarity of the Philadelphia issues, in order, are the 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865 and the 1861. The 1864 is a very hard issue to locate in the middle to higher AU grades and it is especially hard to locate with original color and surfaces. This piece has wholly natural orange-gold and medium greenish color on the obverse and reverse with a great naked eye "look." The surfaces are moderately scuffed with fewer abrasions than usual for the date and were it not for a small scrape in the left obverse field (in front of the portrait) an AU55 grade would be entirely within the realm of possibility. There have been just six APR's for this date in AU53 since January 2008 and the last record for a PCGS example was Heritage 6/11: 4905 which brought $5,750>