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1849-O Gold Dollar, MS65+
1849-O G$1 Open Wreath MS65 PCGS. Gold CAC. Variety 1. Ex:
Duckor. The R in DOLLAR and the ME in AMERICA are sharply doubled.
All known examples of the 1849-O gold dollar are of the Open Wreath
variety, as no Close Wreath dies were received at the New Orleans
Mint in time for the 1849 coinage. The 1849-O can be obtained with
minimal difficulty through MS62, while Select and near-Gem examples
will take somewhat more patience and searching. Gems, however, are
seldom seen and quite desirable; anything finer is virtually
unobtainable. Doug Winter commented on this coin, which he called
"almost certainly the finest" 1849-O, when it was sold as part of
the Duckor Collection:
Winter: 'Almost Certainly the Finest'
"Before this coin became available in 2011, Steve had me look at it for him and I told him, enthusiastically, how much I liked it. I remember telling him that I was especially smitten with the color and the rich frosty luster, both of which were exceptional for the date and grade."
This MS65+ 1849-O gold dollar features exceptionally sharp devices. Frosty mint luster radiates throughout, accented with warm reddish-gold color. A minuscule inclusion over Liberty's head and a short grease stain at the right side of the wreath will help identify the coin. Population: 10 in 65 (3 in 65+), 0 finer. Gold CAC: 1 in 65, 0 finer (4/20).
Ex: Pittsburgh Signature (Heritage, 10/2011), lot 4599; The Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars (Heritage, 8/2015), lot 4239.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25BE, PCGS# 7508)
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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