A very underrated issue from a mintage of just 12,447 pieces. Lustrous, orange-golden highlights with nice luster. A first year of type issue and often overlooked as a true first year coin. In the Akers landmark auction survey of Gold Eagles, this date ranks in rarity ahead of several scarce dates, such as 1876, 1879-O, 1873-CC, 1920-S to name a few. Meant for the astute eagle collector.
Variety 4.The overdate status of the 1846/5-O has long been challenged, but it is listed by the Guide Book, NGC, and PCGS, the latter as an 1846/'5'-O. Variety 3 is nonetheless common, but Variety 4, with the mintmark over the gap between the N and D, is a little-known rarity.