Grade……NGC AU55 CAC
PCGS Price Guide……..3000
PCGS Lookup Number…….8954
CAC APPROVED CHOICE AU 1869-S DOUBLE EAGLE
The rarity profile for the 1869-S is similar to that on most of the pre-1871 Type Two San Francisco double eagles. It is common in EF40 to AU53 grades, moderately scarce in properly graded AU55 to AU58 and rare in Uncirculated.
This piece is “dark and dirty” as we at DWN like our circulated Liberty Head gold coins to be. Both sides are covered with deep green-gold overlaid with rose flashes. There are no black smudges as seen on “Euro” examples of this type and a good deal of underlying luster is seen on both sides.
The last CAC approved AU55 1868-S double eagle to sell at auction was a PCGS AU55 which brought $2,486 as Heritage 2/17: 5183.
CAC has approved 36 in this grade with 71 finer.
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