|Bowers & Merena||Auction||The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale||Aug-2010||Horseshoe Collection||1851 Liberty Double Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). OGH. The highest-mintage Double Eagle dated prior to 1861, the 1851 is actually scarcer in numismatic circles than this fact might suggest. It is not even the second most plentiful P-mint Double Eagle of the Type I design, as the 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1860 and 1861 are all rarer than the 1851 in an absolute sense. Mint State coins are very rare and the Condition Census for this issue begins at the MS-63 level (per Doug Winter and Adam Crum, An Insider's Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles, 2002).
One of the nicest examples of the type ever to pass through this cataloger's hands, both sides of this coin are fully Choice in quality. Minimally abraded with billowy mint frost, a sharp strike and rich reddish-rose color are also praiseworthy attributes. A low-pop condition rarity that is tied for Condition Census #1.
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