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1855-O Gold Dollar, MS64
1855-O G$1 MS64 PCGS. Variety 1. Ex: Simpson. The 1855-O is
the ideal choice for those collectors who would prefer a mintmarked
gold dollar for their type sets, this being the most available Type
Two issue from a branch mint. However, the 1855-O is even more
popular as the only Type Two issue from the New Orleans Mint and
the final gold dollar produced at the Louisiana facility.
Finest on Winter's Condition Census
Singular New Orleans Type Two Issue
With a mintage of only 55,000 business strikes and a substantial attrition rate, examples are hardly common. The typical survivors are usually seen in XF and AU grades. The certified population thins out noticeably in Mint State from the dozens of AU examples. Even among those Uncirculated coins, the average grade is only MS62 or so.
This near-Gem is a major condition rarity, ranking among the finest submissions at both services and at the very top of Doug Winter's most recent Condition Census (2018). Struck on a well-made planchet, the surfaces are smooth with rich orange-gold color. Evidence of contact is minor and mostly distant from the focal points. Generally strong with trivial softness on the N in UNITED and the 8 in the date.
Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 1877; Bob R. Simpson Collection via Legend Numismatics.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25C7, PCGS# 7535)
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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