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    1856-S Type Two Gold Dollar, MS60
    Sole S-Mint Issue of the Subtype

    1856-S G$1 Type Two MS60 NGC. There are fewer coin issues so steeped in the history of the Old West than the first few emanations from the San Francisco Mint, especially the gold coins, struck from the "metal that started it all." The 1854-S gold dollars were the first struck, of the Type One design, while the 1856-S dollars, next struck, were the sole Type Two issue from San Francisco. Even though there are distributed marks on each side of this sandy-gold piece that account for the grade -- more prominent on the reverse -- there is far more eye appeal present than might be inferred from the grade. The strike is quite nice on the reverse, and the obverse shows fewer abrasions overall. Census: 4 in 60, 29 finer (3/15).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25C8, PCGS# 7536)

    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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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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