Surviving number of the VP-002 four-digit double date is unknown. The normal variety has an original mintage of 133,070 coins. Breen Variety 6583.
ONLY THREE (3) ARE CERTIFIED by NGC, this coin, the accompanying AU55 and a MS61.
The normal variety has NGC Census total of 5 coins in MS62 with one finer (63). The lesser two-digit double date shows 3 coins in MS62 with 4 finer (1 as 64).
THIS MS62 IS THE FINEST CERTIFIED for the complete four-digit 1849/1849 double date.
Our records show the last time one of these varieties was offered for sale was twenty years ago. In 1998, one of the two-digit double date varieties graded NGC MS62 with a “49/49” notation sold for $10,637.
Weight: 8.36 grams. Diameter: 21.6mm. Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper. Net weight: .2419 gold. Edge: Reeded. Designer: Christian Gobrecht.
Close-up image courtesy of NGC.