Newly Discovered 1856-O $20 Makes Debut in Heritage September Long Beach Auction

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DALLAS, TX.- The Bullock Specimen of the famous 1856-O double eagle, recently discovered in Ohio and graded XF45+ by NGC, is the main attraction in Heritage Auctions’ September 2010 U.S. Coin Auction, Sept. 22-25, in Long Beach, CA. “The 1856-O double eagle is a very rare date,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage. “No more than two dozen are known, and the real number is probably smaller. Any example is a real treasure, and this piece made a remarkable debut. The announcement of its discovery was front-page news in Coin World, a sign of how important the 1856-O double eagle is to numismatists.” Noted collector John McCloskey identified the coin in the holdings of a family, where it had passed down for three generations. The earliest known owner of the coin was James Bullock, a farmer who lived near Livermore, KY. He acquired the coin some time before his death on June 26, 1923, when it was passed on to hi