SOLD – $10.00 – 1854-O Large Date PCGS AU58 CAC

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SOLD – $10.00 – 1854-O Large Date PCGS AU58 CAC


Serial Number 98614.58/33562311

PCGS Lookup Number 98614

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Two varieties of 1854-O eagles are known: the Small Date and the Large Date. The latter is the more available in higher grades but it is rare in properly graded AU58 and very rare in Uncirculated with just six known to me; the finest is a PCGS MS63, ex Heritage 1/99: 8181 at $31,050, which I sold to a California collector a little over a decade ago.

This fresh-to-the-market example is perhaps the nicest AU58 of this date which I have seen or sold. It shows glowing natural peripheral reddish-orange color surrounding green-gold centers. The obverse is clean and choice with good luster; the reverse has a few abrasions and it is a bit more subdued yet still is choice. Two small spots are seen on the obverse: in the left field and at star twelve.

No PCGS AU58 example of this variety has sold at auction since Heritage 5/05: 8767 (which brought $5,060). I have sold two PCGS/CAC examples in the last four years: one in October 2012 for $5,750 and one in March 2014, ex RYK collection, for $6,250.

This is the best available quality on the market for this issue and it would be difficult to locate a significantly finer 1854-O Large Date eagle.

CAC has approved five in this grade with two finer (both MS61).