Date…….1853-O Grade…….PCGS AU58 PCGS Price Guide.…..…...23500 Population (PCGS)..…..…....11/2 Population (NGC).……..…..25/7 Serial Number…….8910.58/83588019 PCGS Lookup Number…….8910
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$20.00 - 1853-O PCGS AU58 - $20500
RARE PCGS AU58 1853-O $20
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The 1853-O is a much scarcer date than the 1850-1852 New Orleans double eagles in terms of both overall and high grade rarity. It is rare in properly graded AU58 and extremely rare in Uncirculated. I have only seen one coin I regard as truly Mint State: the Crawford/Hansen coin graded MS63 by PCGS.
This is one of a small handful of AU58 1853-O double eagles I have seen which I regard as properly graded. In fact, I was really surrpsied this coin didn’t sticker at CAC as it is very choice with fully natural russet and green-gold color. The surfaces lack the usual deep, detracting abrasions and there is a ton of luster beneath the color. An old mark above the 85 in the date is the only negative feature I can mention and this is small and shallow. The overall eye appeal is excellent for the date and grade.
Only three PCGS AU58 1853-O double eagles have sold at auction since 2000 and these are as follows:
Bowers and Merena 8/2010: 1817, $18,400
ANR 7/2005: 352, $21,850
Christie’s 12/2000: 86, $21,850
This date hasn’t been adversely impacted by the Fairmont holdings as the best sold so far have been PCGS AU50.
Even if you are very patient and very well-heeled you aren’t likely to obtain an Uncirculated 1853-O $20 and there are not more than a small handful of properly graded AU58s.