1867 $20.00 PCGS MS60 CAC

A few decades ago, a small hoard of Uncirculated 1867 double eagles was uncovered. These coins are easy to spot as they tend to have great color and luster and plenty of abrasions from rough handling when shipped loose in bags. The present example is clearly from this hoard but it is less abraded than most and it shows lovely rich orange-gold color with tinges of underlying green and rose. I have seen a number of comparable 1867 double eagles graded MS61 by both services and this is a great type example for the collector who wants a better date Type Two double eagle for inclusion in his set of U.S. gold coins.