SOLD – $20.00 – 1856-S PCGS EF45 CAC

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SOLD – $20.00 – 1856-S PCGS EF45 CAC


Serial Number 8919.45/20253770

PCGS Lookup Number 8919

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Thanks to the discovery of many examples in the SS Central America shipwreck, the 1856-S is now a readily available Type One issue. Still, it is many times scarcer than the ubiquitous 1857-S.

This is a non-shipwreck example with a good deal of natural luster showing. In fact, the coin seems very conservatively graded and I have seen worse examples of this date in AU50 and even AU53 holders. The surfaces are lightly scuffed and the color is a pleasing medium orange-gold with vivid underflashes of rose.

The last PCGS EF45 example of this date with CAC approval to sell at auction was Heritage 2/13: 4945, which brought $2,585. I believe that the present example is a nicer coin.

This is a good value for the Type One double eagle collector who is looking for a nice 1856-S at less than $3,000.

CAC has approved six in tis grade with 22 finer.