1861-O Double Eagle. PCGS graded XF-45
Deep gold color with some scattered circulation lines in the fields. This rare issue is known as a story coin. According to Dave Bowers' excellent Guide Book of Double Eagles, 5000 of these were coined by the Union; 9750 were coined by the State of Louisiana; and 2991 were coined by the Confederate States of America. Again according to the book, possibly the key to identifying the Confederate issue is the hand strengthening of the bottom of the 8 in the date. That feature is on this specimen, and it is quite obvious. Again, per Dave Bowers: The strengthening of the 8 by hand is a reflection that at the New Orleans Mint no numerical punches were on hand for such work; otherwise a complete 8 could have been punched into the working die. About my firm: I'm a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) since 2006. I'm a contributor to the Redbook (also known as the Guide Book of US Coins). I'm a life member of the American Numismatic Association (a member since 1978). Member of Early American Coppers, Colonial Coin Collectors Club, John Reich Collectors Society, Liberty Seated Collectors Club and numerous other coin organizations.
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- Grade: XF 45
- Certification: PCGS
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Certification Number: 25639062
- Strike Type: Business
- Composition: Gold
- Year: 1861