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