Until the discovery of shipwreck coins, the 1863-S was one of the harder S mint double eagles from this era to locate in higher grades.
This bright, lustrous example shows pleasing splashes of yellow-gold and rose color and the surfaces appear to be non-conserved. There is some minor wear on the high spots and some scattered light ticks which limit the grade. For the issue, the quality is well above average.
PCGS AU58 examples have brought as much as $5,875 at auction in the last year; this figure is for CAC approved coins which appear to be similar in quality to the example offered here.
A nice slider Civil War double eagle and a practical alternative to an expensive–and likely conserved–Uncirculated 1863-S