Saturday, June 18, 2016

Brother, Can You Spare A Double Eagle?

This 20-dollar gold piece from the New Orleans Mint is a beauty.

Technically, it's known as a 1856-O AU55 PCGS Secure Liberty Double Eagle

Liberty Double Eagles, 1856-O $20 AU55 PCGS Secure. Variety 1....



It was thought to be the rarest issue from the New Orleans Mint, but apparently its 1854-0 counterpart is right up there, too. Only 23 examples are thought to exist of this coin.

Want to own one? King Farouk did, back in 1943, for $135. Recently, though, this example sold for $364,250.
     And change.  

It was part of  nearly $14 million in coins, sold at Heritage Auctions' June 2016 Long Beach, CA Expo. 


Click here, or on the link above, for more. Yow.

Liberty Double Eagles, 1856-O $20 AU55 PCGS Secure. Variety 1....

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