$20 Liberty - Collection Sold
A number of forum members have asked me to document the formation of my $20 Liberty collection. The collection (link below) is currently #7 on the all-time list:
My first goal is to pass 90% completion and move into #6 place. The ultimate goal is to complete this series and move pass Eliasburg. I still need 15 coins of which the 6 below are very tough.
These rarely come to auction and when they do they are very expensive. I will show the last coin I added and I will post additions and upgrades in the future.
The last coin I added was an 1859-O AU50. I purchased this coin in a recent Heritage Auction. I paid $38,400 against a PCGS guide price of $45,000.
According to Doug Winter:
“The 1859-O is the fourth-rarest Double Eagle from the New Orleans mint after the 1856-O, 1854-O and 1855-O. It is usually grouped with the 1860-O and they are similar in rarity but I have seen just a few more of the latter than the former.”