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    1853-C Gold Dollar, MS63
    Excellent Eye Appeal For the Issue
    Among the Finest at PCGS

    1853-C G$1 MS63 PCGS. Variety 1. Ex: Simpson. Charlotte Mint gold dollar production increased modestly to 11,515 coins in 1853, the same year more than 4 million pieces were struck at the U.S. Mint's flagship Philadelphia facility. Dave Bowers writes in his 2008 series reference: "The survival of [1853-C] examples was strictly a matter of chance, because there was no numismatic interest in them at the time. Nearly all are in circulated grades." Doug Winter suggests 200 to 300 pieces extant, including 15 to 25 coins in Mint State.

    For an issue plagued by poor strikes and subpar eye appeal, this Select Uncirculated offering is a delightful exception. Yellow-gold fields are blatantly semireflective, and the lightly frosted devices exhibit excellent strike detail with trivial softness over the middle curls. The stars, wreath, and legends are strong. Scattered superficial abrasions define the grade, but they should not lead collectors to overlook this otherwise phenomenal 1853-C gold dollar from the Bob Simpson Collection. Among the finest at PCGS. Population: 6 in 63, 0 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25BV, PCGS# 7522)

    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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