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The New Orleans branch mint struck 17,741 double eagles early in 1861 under a rapid succession of federal, state and Confederate authority. The times were uncertain at best and mint operations were suspended altogether once the Civil War began in earnest.
The 1861-O double eagle is very scarce as a rule while higher grade specimens such as this example are quite rare. An historical coin of great interest to those specializing in Southern gold and Civil War era numismatics.
Scattered small marks; much residual luster around the devices.
$30,000 - 40,000