SOLD – $10.00 – 1857-S PCGS AU55

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SOLD – $10.00 – 1857-S PCGS AU55


Serial Number 8624.55/21018261

PCGS Lookup Number 8624

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Prior to the discovery of the S.S. Central America, the 1857-S eagle was unknown in Uncirculated and extremely rare in the higher AU grades. It remains a scarcer date than the 1854-S and 1856-S and there are around 125 or so known from the original mintage of 26,000/

Housed in an older pre-barcode blue label holder, this is a very lustrous example which shows light wear and fewer abrasions than normal for the issue. The strike is sharp and both the obverse and reverse show attractive natural medium orange-gold and rose coloration. A few light hairlines through the date are hard to see without magnification.

Three PCGS AU55′s have sold at auction in the last five years. Two non-CAC pieces brought $4,700 (in April 2015) and $4,600 (in January 2010) while a PCGS approved piece sold for $5,875 in February 2015.

An impressive early San Francisco eagle with great eye appeal.