1849-O Liberty Head Eagle. Winter-1. AU-53 (PCGS). Handsome honey-olive patina blankets both sides, the reverse with splashes of reddish-rose along the lower border. Sharply defined over the central design elements, both sides also retain appreciable mint luster to further confirm the validity of the noteworthy About Uncirculated grade from PCGS. From a modest mintage of only 23,900 pieces, and as with virtually every other issue of gold coin struck in New Orleans, wear and tear in commerce was the norm and not the exception. A significant condition rarity in AU and finer grades, any high quality 1849-O eagle such as this deserves serious bidder consideration. From the Collection of Steve Studer. From the Collection of Steve Studer.