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1856-S G$1 Type Two AU58 NGC. FS-501....

2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1152

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 4, 2011
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
Near-Mint 1856-S/S Gold Dollar
Final Type Two Issue
1856-S G$1 Type Two AU58 NGC. FS-501. The mintmark is widely repunched. Luster brightens all but the open fields on this crisply struck straw-gold Borderline Uncirculated representative. The borders display slender marks. By 1856, the Type Three design, patterned after the three dollar gold piece, was in use at the East Coast mints. But dies shipped to San Francisco had to journey via Cape Horn, and meanwhile the facility used the obsolete Type Two obverse to strike the low mintage '56-S.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 25C8, PCGS# 7536)

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