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    1856-S/S Gold Dollar, MS63
    Rare This Well-Preserved

    1856-S/S G$1 FS-501 MS63 PCGS. The mintmark is widely repunched on this intriguing Cherrypickers' variety, although the chief appeal of this piece is its conditional rarity. The 1856-S is the only Type Two issue from this mint, and had a limited mintage of just 24,600 pieces, few of which survive in Uncirculated condition. PCGS records only 23 Mint State submissions, with six in MS63 and just two MS64 coins numerically finer; NGC has seen two pieces in this grade, with three MS64 coins numerically finer (3/15). The finest coin in the Smithsonian Institution grades just AU50. This piece displays well-struck design elements for the type, with satiny luster shining through warm orange-gold patina. A few light abrasions account for the grade, but none are individually obvious, although the obverse exhibits several radial cracks due to a late die state. (NGC ID# 25C8, Variety PCGS# 145703, Base 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
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