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    1855-C Gold Dollar, MS61
    Only Charlotte Mint Type Two Design

    1855-C G$1 MS61 NGC. The 1855-C gold dollar claims a mintage of 9,803 pieces, a tiny production by most standards but not unduly small in the context of the series. Since no gold dollars were struck at the Charlotte Mint in 1854 and 1856, the 1855-C is the only C-mint issue to feature the short-lived Type Two design. The Type Two gold dollar was struck on a larger diameter, thinner planchet than the Type One coins, which caused many striking problems with the design. Type Two gold dollars are almost always weakly struck in the centers. In addition, the dollars from the Charlotte Mint were often struck on poor quality planchets that show roughness or granularity and many small planchet voids. Today, outside of the famous 1849-C Open Wreath issue, the 1855-C is the most elusive gold dollar from the Charlotte Mint in high grade. The issue is eagerly sought by series specialists and branch mint type collectors alike.

    This impressive MS61 example exhibits a typical strike for the issue, with considerable softness on the central devices and dramatic clash marks on the reverse. Some planchet roughness is noted on NI of UNITED and by the date and denomination on the reverse. The surfaces are lightly marked for the grade and retain much satiny mint luster, with a few hints of prooflike reflectivity. Census: 9 in 61 (2 in 61+), 4 finer (5/20).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25C5, PCGS# 7533)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    August, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
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