1853-C G$1 MS63 PCGS. Variety 1. Ex: Simpson. Char...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1853-C Gold Dollar, MS63
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.
Excellent Eye Appeal For the Issue
Among the Finest at PCGS
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
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