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    1856 Gold Dollar, Frosty Gem
    Scarce Upright 5 Variant, CAC-Approved

    1856 G$1 Upright 5 MS65 PCGS. CAC. Doug Winter offered the following commentary when we last handled this spectacular Gem in August 2015: "The 1856 Upright 5 has to be one the most overlooked Type Three gold dollars, if not among the more undervalued 19th century U.S. gold coins. It is dozens of times scarcer than its Slanted 5 counterpart... ." A lack of full strike pressure results in indistinct details on the high points of the devices, being the deepest recesses of the coinage dies. This fully brilliant light yellow-gold Gem displays frosty mint luster with a few scattered, grade-consistent marks. Population: 6 in 65, 2 finer. CAC: 4 in 65, 1 finer (4/20).
    Ex: Purchased from Legend Numismatics; Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars (Heritage, 8/2015), lot 4254.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25CA, PCGS# 7541)

    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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