1859 DOUBLE EAGLE OR
PCGS Nos: 8926, 9071
Circulation strikes: 43,597
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
Weight: ±516 grains
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle's tail on the reverse
Images courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay
Pittman Collection", illustrated
NGC MS-60. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9205, plated, sold for $20,125.00
PCGS AU-58. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 825, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00
From Stack's ANA Sale,
August 1976, Lot 3195
Ex - Sotheby's / Stack's "The 'Dallas Bank' Collection" Auction,
October 29-30, 2001, Lot 24, illustrated
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-61's.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-55! This is also the earliest Double Eagle Proof (no
motto) certified by PCGS.
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service