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    1849 Closed Wreath Gold Dollar, MS66+
    A Rarity This Fine

    1849 G$1 Closed Wreath, D-5, Close Stars, MS66+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Although plentiful in lower grades, the 1849 gold dollar is conditionally scarce in Gem condition and it is rarely seen finer. However, the Closed Wreath subtype is elusive in all Mint State grades, and it is a major rarity in MS66. The Simpson Premium Gem is within the Condition Census of known examples. PCGS has seen 10 Closed Wreath submissions in MS66, but only the Simpson coin and one other piece carry the added distinction of the Plus designation. Moreover, only two Closed Wreath pieces are finer at that service. This coin is attractive and luminous with beautifully preserved lemon-gold and honey-orange surfaces. Slight strike weakness appears in the central reverse and is also seen on the highest points of Liberty's hair curls. Population: 10 in 66 (2 in 66+), 2 finer (9/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 521672, Base PCGS# 7503)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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